28 Feb '15, 10am

UK spies face questions about failure to stop 'Jihadi John':

LONDON — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as "Jihadi John." Officials have identified the man shown in hostage-beheading videos as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born computer science graduate raised and educated in Britain. Emwazi, now in his mid-20s, was known to the British intelligence services since 2009, in connection with investigations into terrorism in Somalia and elsewhere. Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday defended the security services, saying they are doing an "incredibly impressive" job keeping the country safe. "All of the time, they are having to make incredibly difficult judgments and I think basically they make very good judgments on our behalf," he said in Wales. He did not mention ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/uk-spies-face-questions-about-fail...

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