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June Terror Threat Snapshot: 800 ISIS Investigations in All 50 States

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released his Terror Threat Snapshot for June and – as usual – it makes for some disturbing reading. Topping this month’s lists of concerns is the threat here in the United States where officials haveinvestigated more than 800 ISIS-related cases in all 50 states over the past two years.

According to the report, there were at least 152 homegrown terror plots in the United States since 9/11. Of those plots, approximately 85 percent occurred within the last seven years.

Another key point in this month’s snapshot is news of a terrorist – recently released from Guantanamo Bay – who is now filling a prominent role with Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen. In fact, the report states that over 30 percent of Guantanamo Bay detainees have “returned or are suspected of having returned to jihadist activity.”

“We face a challenging threat environment here at home as Islamist extremists abroad have dug into their core sanctuaries and expanded into new territory,” stated McCaul upon releasing the snapshot.

Read the complete report here.

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