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    Nine terror plots foiled in the UK in the past year, MI5 chiefs reveal

    Nine terror plots have been foiled in the UK over the past year, cabinet ministers have been told.
    MI5’s Director General Andrew Parker briefed Theresa May and her senior team on the planned attacks on Tuesday.
    Ministers were told that the IS forces had been beaten in Iraq in Syria but were now pushing for attacks to be carried out on UK soil.
    It comes as Home Secretary Amber Ruddprepared to give a statement to Parliament on the findings of official reviews into counter-terror agencies handling of this year’s attacks.
    Mr Parker told the Prime Minister that five attacks have been successful over the same period, four of which related to Islamist terrorism.
    Ms May’s spokesman said: “The Prime Minister led thanks to the tireless work of staff at MI5 to combat the unprecedented terrorist threat.
    “Cabinet ministers heard that while Daesh suffered major defeats in Iraq and Syria, this did not mean the threat is over. Rather it is spreading to new areas, including trying to encourage attacks in the UK and elsewhere via propaganda on social media.”

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