UK holiday families are prime terror targets | Latest News | Breaking UK News & World News Headlines | Daily Star

Professor Anthony Glees said UK tourists were now prime targets for Islamic extremists. He added north Africa and the Middle East were set to become virtual no-fly zones for westerners.
Unless holidaymakers can afford to jet long-haul to the Caribbean or Australia, most winter sun destinations were now out of bounds, the professor warned.
Julie Wenn SWNS: LONG WAIT: Julie Wenn holds up sign for her daughter
He predicted the risk would remain for 20 years. Prof Glees said: “Unless you view risk like Bear Grylls you should avoid flying to places like North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and other countries with an extremist Islamic presence.
“That’s now much of the world. I’m afraid that means for those who can’t afford the Caribbean any chance of getting away for winter sun is lost.
“It could potentially last for a generation.’’
 Middle East GETTY: NO FLY ZONE: North Africa and the Middle East may be off limits for westerners.
His warning came as air accident investigators confirmed a loud noise was recorded on one of the black boxes from the Metrojet, which crashed 23 minutes after leaving Sharm el-Sheikh on October 31, killing all 224 people on board.
Delays A member of the investigation team said they were now “90% sure” the Airbus 321 – bound for St Petersburg in Russia – was brought down by a bomb.
US agencies picked up intelligence in the days before the disaster suggesting a “big event” was planned for the Sinai peninsula where Sharm-el-Sheikh is located.
After the crash, US spies intercepted boastful exchanges between the same jihadis who were celebrating the tragedy.
Pilots in Britain and the US had been warned about the risk of attack from terrorists while flying in the Sinai peninsula.
Downed Plane in Sinai AFP/GETTY: TRAGEDY: Inspection of the wreckage of the Russian passenger jet

“Unless you view risk like Bear Grylls you should avoid flying to places like North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and other countries with an extremist Islamic presence”

Professor Anthony Glees

Isis has claimed responsibility, but had been unwilling to say how the aircraft had been downed.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “If this turns out to be a device planted by an Isil operative or by somebody inspired by Isil then clearly we will have to look again at the level of security we expect to see in airports in areas where Isil is active.

“That may mean additional costs. It may mean additional delays at airports as people check in.’’

Mr Hammond told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show the incident could open up the renewed cooperation between the West and Russia over how to tackle Islamic State.

He said Brit tourists waiting to leave Sharm-el-Sheikh could face delays of “two or three days”.

Around 2,600 were yesterday still stuck at the Red Sea resort.

Holidaymakers returning to the UK described chaos with people trampled as they rushed for planes.

They also claimed that swamped security staff carried out only cursory check

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