UK to block teenagers' passports to stop them joining militants

A UK Border Agency worker poses with a passport during a demonstration of the new facial recognition gates at Gatwick Airport near LondonBritish parents worried that their 16 and 17-year-old children might travel to Syria or Iraq under the influence of militants will be able to apply to have their passports removed, Prime Minister David Cameron will say on Monday. The measure is aimed at disrupting a steady stream of young Britons lured by the Islamic State’s radical ideology to join the militant group fighting in the Middle East. Cameron has said that defeating militant Islamists is the “struggle of our generation”.

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