Terror Threat Snapshot [November 2016]   [open pdf - 692KB]

From the Press Release, "The November 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 of Iraq and Syria] and other Islamist terrorists. [...] Key takeaways in this month's Terror Threat Snapshot: [1] ISIS' message continues to resonate with American citizens as more extremists plot attacks on American soil and attempt to travel overseas to join the terror group. [2] ISIS has targeted the West at an alarming rate, marked by a recent surge in ISIS-linked plots to attack U.S. and allied interests abroad. [3] ISIS and al Qaeda continue to take advantage of safe havens to consolidate their power and territory, as well as plan attacks. [4] The threat of the "terrorist diaspora" to the West will continue to grow, particularly as fighters flee from recent offensives in Mosul and Raqqa. [5] Iran continues to take aggressive steps to threaten US interests at home and abroad, particularly in the Gulf. [6] Guantanamo Bay detainees are continuing to return to the fight to replenish the ranks of jihadist organizations."

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