Brit who fought ISIS warns terror group are just as much of a threat today

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A brave Brit who quit his job as a London trader to fight blood-thirsty Islamic State militants has warned how "ISIS has evolved" and said the group is just "as much of a threat today".

Macer Gifford swapped the pens for the pistols and took arms against the Islamic State in Syria in 2015, fighting alongside Kurdish forces.

He served for three years in Raqqa before coming home and writing a book on his time abroad.

Now, the military expert has warned the Daily Express that the Islamic extremists have not finished their reign of terror over the western world.

"I certainly think ISIS will evolve," Macer said.

"All terrorist groups are quite adaptable, you have seen it happen over the last 10/20 years how Al-Qaeda has operated and how ISIS operates as well.

"I think ISIS wants to prove to the world that they will endure, that they are still a threat to the west and still a force to be reckoned with."

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Although the evil group has lost the vast majority of its territory, Macer warned they will continue to recruit fighters and grow in strength.

The former volunteer fighter pointed out that ISIS has gathered pace throughout the world as various splinter groups – anywhere from the Congo to India – have popped up and sworn loyalty to the fundamentalists.

He claimed they will carry on in their fight and "try and hit anywhere" and "any target”.

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"If Boris Johnson stubs his toes, the Islamic State will be the first people to claim it was them that did it," Macer quipped.

The fighter added that because the group is no longer battling over territory in Syria and Iraq, they are harder to track down and "have almost been freed of that battle".

He said: "The fact is that ISIS is being as aggressive as possible to make sure that its terror lives on and spreads.

"The group is as much of a threat today as it was before."

In light of the comments, a government spokesperson told the outlet: "As a leading member of the Global Coalition, our priority is to ensure the safety and security of the UK.

"We will do whatever is necessary to protect the UK from those who pose a threat to our security.

"The UK works closely with a range of international partners to address the threat posed by Daesh and Daesh fighters."

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