U.K. citizens prohibited from traveling to, remaining in designated terrorist areas



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British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that British citizens who travel to overseas terrorism areas will face up to ten years in jail under new laws, which come into effect today.

The legislation targets potential foreign fighters, and making it a punishable offense to enter or remain in a “designated area.”

Javid announced the measure last year as part of a government drive to tackle the threat of people going overseas to fight.

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