Russia in Syria Sustains Terror Threat to U.K., Spy Chief Says

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Unless Russia changes its strategy in the conflict in Syria, militants that thrive amid the insecurity will continue to pose a terrorist threat to Britain, the head of the U.K.’s Secret Intelligence Service said in a rare speech Thursday.

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