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ISIS threat to Britain ‘HIGHEST since IRA in the 70s’ warns terror watchdog

WARNING: Brits face the highest risk of a terror attack since the deadly IRA bombings

The UK’s new terrorism watchdog, Max Hill QC, warned how ISIS warlords are plotting "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians".

And Mr Hill – who successfully prosecuted the evil gang behind the thwarted 21/7 bomb plot – said there was an "enormous ongoing risk" of a British city coming under siege.

He also expressed his fears over British jihadis unleashing terror after jetting back from Daesh strongholds.

HORROR: Dozens were killed when the IRA descended on London in the 70s

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CTS soldiers fatigued from battle. DEADLY: London came under siege from the IRA in the 70s DEVASTATING: The aftermath of an IRA attack in London

And speaking about the threat posed by social media, Mr Hill said: “The rise of social media in the last decade and of course the internet over the last 25, 30 years has seen an extraordinary phenomenon in terms of worldwide information.

“We are better informed about what’s going on than we ever were but there’s more information accessible at a few clicks of a button to us and to our children than there was before.”

An Iraqi boy sits at a desk at a school in Mosul’s eastern Gogjali neighbourhood.

The top criminal barrister also hailed UK spooks for their "truly remarkable" success rate in foiling terror plots since the 7/7 London bombings.

Mr Hill was this week appointed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and has been tasked with scrutinising our laws and producing terror reports.

BACKING: Home Secretary Amber Rudd has praised new terror watchdog Max Hill QC

He brought the thugs who planned 21/7 to justice just weeks after the 7/7 attacks rocked the capital.

Announcing his appointment on Monday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd praised Mr Hill’s "wealth of experience and legal expertise".