CIA Chief: IS Working to Send Operatives to the West


CIA Director John Brennan told Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West. In remarks prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Brennan said IS has been working to build an apparatus to direct and inspire attacks against its foreign enemies, as in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels – ones the CIA believes were directed by IS leaders.

“ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West,” Brennan said. “In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”



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