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Tag: MI6

  • Friday, December 9th 2016 - 15:25 UTC

    UK faces threat of “unprecedented” proportions, says British chief spy

    MI6's Alex Younger warns of unprecedented threats

    MI6 Director Alex Younger said on Thursday that the unprecedented terrorist threat his country is going through would not abate until the end of the civil war in Syria. Ha added that 12 plots to commit an attack have been dismantled since June 2013 and warned that “the efficiently murderous” Islamic state continues to plan attacks from Syria, despite recent military setbacks.

  • Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

    Veteran career officer new chief of UK Secret Intelligence Service

    Younger is a career SIS officer in the service since 1991, with overseas postings in Europe and the Middle East and was senior SIS officer in Afghanistan.

    With the agreement of Prime Minister David Cameron, the Foreign Secretary announced on Friday that Alex Younger has been appointed as successor to Sir John Sawers as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service. Alex will take up his appointment next month.