Keith Vaz MP
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British jihadists: 'Urgent action needed', says Vaz

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs has warned.

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said Britain must win their "hearts and minds".

The committee's report comes as the BBC launches a database tracking British jihadists in Syria and Iraq.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Vaz said: "This is grooming of young, vulnerable individuals being preyed upon by extremist groups."

  • 26 Mar 2015
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