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Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities
Questions mount over how 'Jihadi John' evaded British authorities

British authorities came under pressure Friday to explain how they let the suspected militant who would come to represent the extreme brutality of the group Islamic State slip through their grasp. Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old, university-educated Londoner, had been on the radar of British intelligence officials since at least 2009, five years before he is believed to have appeared in videos as the masked executioner of American and British hostages. Prime Minister David Cameron defended the country’s security services, saying they are “incredibly impressive, hardworking, dedicated, courageous and effective at protecting our country.” “All of the time, they are...

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