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MI5 Warning: Al-Qaeda Spreading Operations Into New Countries

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MI5 headquarters in London (Photo: Wiki Commons)

In a rare speech on Monday, the head of Britain's intelligence service MI5, Jonathan Evans, said Al-Qaeda has been spreading its operations into new countries, with British-born extremists now being trained in places like Libya and Egypt.

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Evans also warned that the UK was under threat from an "astonishing" number of cyber attacks.

Marco Werman speaks with BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera about the MI5 assessment.