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    Daesh attacks outside Iraq and Syria could increase in the short term, CIA Director John Brennan said in an interview published on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Brennan said he can’t remember a time when the United States faced so many complex and dangerous threats.

    "I think ISIS [Daesh]’s capability to carry out attacks outside of the Syria-Iraq theater will continue and could increase in the short-term," Brennan told CBS News.

    On Sunday, the group claimed responsibility for an attack carried out by Dahir Adan, a 22-year old Somali-American man who stabbed eight people inside a mall in the US state of Minnesota the previous night.

    Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other nations, has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in the United States and across Europe over the past year.

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    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Daesh, John Brennan, United States
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