MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF BRITISH AID TO SYRIA “MAY HAVE FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF TERRORIST GROUPS”

MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF BRITISH AID TO SYRIA “MAY HAVE FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF TERRORIST GROUPS”

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According to the Telegraph newspaper that millions of pounds of British humanitarian aid sent to Syria may have fallen into the hands of jihadists it was claimed.

The money came from financial support sent to the war-stricken country by the Department for International Development (DFID) But, the Mail on Sunday reported, the Department has admitted that there is a serious risk from the “large scale diversion of aid, including for the purposes of terrorism”.

The newspaper added , In all £510 million has been sent to Syria in aid since 2011 and according to the official estimate less than one per cent may have fallen into the hands of jihadist groups. That would, nevertheless, represent £5 million.

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