WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to McCaul, the threat to Europe and the United States will persist in 2017, particularly as jihadists flee from Mosul and Raqqa.
"Throughout the year, ISIS [Islamic State] conducted 62 attacks, wounding 732 and killing 215 in places like the United States, France and Belgium," the release stated on Tuesday.
The release added that the number of Americans radicalized in the United States has grown tremendously in recent two years.
The senator noted the trend will probably accelerate in 2017 as a result of the expansion of Daesh propaganda across the world.
Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.