U.S. intel official: ISIL determined to attack on U.S. soil this year

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, said ISIL is hiding jihadists among the wave of refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria.

ISIL is “taking advantage of the torrent of migrants to insert operatives into that flow,” Clapper said, adding that the terror group is “pretty skilled at phony passports so they can travel ostensibly as legitimate travelers.”

ISIL is said to have seized Syrian passport facilities with machines capable of manufacturing passports.

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told the committee that ISIL “will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”

Full article: U.S. intel official: ISIL determined to attack on U.S. soil this year (World Tribune)

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