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After weeks of silence over the fate of British soldier Lee Rigby, the British government announced a £10m grant to the families of victims of violent jihadism

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After weeks of silence over the fate of British soldier Lee Rigby, the British government announced a £10m grant to the families of victims of violent jihadism. At a ceremony in Downing Street, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announced a £20m aid programme for those affected. He said it was the “highest level of support for victims of violent extremism in the UK”. Two British soldiers were among those who died in an attack in Syria, in May, while another British soldier, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, died in a US drone strike in Syria in October. Another four men were among 38 Britons who were killed by two militants on 7 May, and their families were invited to attend the event. They included the parents of murdered soldier Lee Rigby, whose family were due to attend.Speaking at a reception for the families, Mr Hammond said it was not clear whether the new funding was being spent on British victims.A Downing Street spokesman said the announcement was “another important

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