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Terror Threat Snapshot [August 2016]   [open pdf - 616KB]

From the Press Release, "The August 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 and other Islamist terrorists. [...] Key takeaways in this month's Terror Threat Snapshot: [1] Islamist terrorists have waged a deadly campaign of violence, particularly in Europe where ISIS-linked terrorists launched four separate attacks over a two-week period in July. [2] ISIS and al Qaeda continue to operate in safe havens that can serve as launching pads for external operations. [3] Islamist terror operatives deployed posing as refugees and radicalized refugees have conducted attacks inside Europe. ISIS' unprecedented social media capabilities and propaganda are also accelerating its ability to inspire global audiences. [4] The Obama Administration has continued to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees overseas despite an alarming recidivism rate among former detainees. [5] The Iranian regime continues to host senior al Qaeda members in Iran."

Publisher:United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security
Date:2016-08
Series:Terror Threat Snapshot
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:House Committee on Homeland Security: https://homeland.house.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=794678
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