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U.S. Intel Says 9/11 Anniversary 'May Inspire Homegrown Violent Extremists'

Posted on AllSides September 2nd, 2022
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A U.S. joint intelligence bulletin obtained by Newsweek has warned that foreign militant groups could exploit the upcoming anniversary of 9/11, one year since the U.S. military withdrew from the two-decade war launched in Afghanistan in the wake of the attacks, to inspire homegrown violent extremists (HVEs).

The bulletin, dated September 2 and issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), stated that the three agencies "expect foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) and their supporters will seek to exploit the...

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