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British jihadists in Syria and Iraq tracked by database

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.

It shows that many people left in clusters from certain UK areas - often due to friendships and peer groups.

Gordon Corera reports.

  • 26 Mar 2015
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