UK will not put officials at risk to rescue Isis Britons, says minister squib

Ben Wallace insists ‘actions have consequences’ in case of schoolgirl Shamima Begum

The security minister, Ben Wallace, has said he would not put officials’ lives at risk to rescue UK citizens who went to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State, insisting “actions have consequences”.

“I’m not putting at risk British people’s lives to go looking for terrorists or former terrorists in a failed state,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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