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Terror Threat Snapshot [June 2016]   [open pdf - 715KB]

From the press release, "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The 'June Terror Threat Snapshot' was released today by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The 'snapshot' is a monthly Committee assessment of the growing threat America, the West, and the world face from ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] and other Islamist terrorists. [...] Key takeaways in this month's 'Terror Threat Snapshot': ISIS and its global affiliates pose a persistent threat, including here in the U.S. where authorities are investigating more than 800 ISIS-linked cases; ISIS and al Qaeda maintain safe havens from where they can recruit, train, and deploy operatives to launch attacks in the West; Waves of dangerous foreign fighters are returning home from Syria and Iraq, particularly to Europe, where Islamist terror operatives have infiltrated borders by posing as refugees; A terrorist whom President Obama released from Guantanamo in 2012 has assumed an increasingly prominent role with al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, highlighting the threat of recidivism among former detainees; and the Iranian regime's support for terror continues unabated, including in Syria where its intervention empowers ISIS and al Qaeda."

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2016-06
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U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security: http://www.homeland.house.gov/
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