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Terror Threat Snapshot: Homegrown ISIS-Linked Arrests Increase

The House Homeland Security Committee has released its Terror Threat Snapshot for November, and it paints an increasingly alarming picture.

The November snapshot focuses on homegrown Islamist extremism, terror attack plots against the West, foreign fighters, foreign Jihadist networks and terrorists’ exploitation of Syrian refugee flows.

Here are some of the key points from this month’s report:

  • ISIS-related homegrown terror threats are increasing at an unprecedented rate with a majority of the 900+ homegrown extremist investigations linked to ISIS.
  • ISIS continues to wreak violent havoc around the world – including against Western targets, with 18 inside the United States.
  • From July to September of this year, ISIS-linked groups launched at least one attack per day – killing 30 people worldwide.
  • Al-Qaida is rebuilding its sanctuary in Afghanistan thanks to the diminishing US troop presence in the region.
  • Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has captured additional territory in Yemen.
  • Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq continue to threaten the United States and its allies.
  • The massive, near-constant flow of refugees out of Syria contains terrorists taking advantage of the ongoing crisis to infiltrate the West.
  • Detainees released by the Obama administration from Guantanamo Bay continue to pose a major threat to the United States and its allies – one in three Guantanamo Bay detainees re-enter Islamic terror groups upon release.

Read the complete report here.

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