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    Daesh Seeks to Build Network to Penetrate US Southwest Border - US Commander

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    Daesh has considered building a network to penetrate the US southwest border by exploiting existing drug, human trafficking routes through Central America and Mexico, US Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt Tidd stated in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Tidd noted that Trinidadian foreign terrorist fighter Shane Crawford urged Daesh disciples to attack US and Trinidad government and civilian targets.

    Crawford was speaking through a Daesh publication and suggested targets in California, Florida and France.

    "ISIS [Daesh] discussed a scenario in which its followers could exploit already established trafficking networks to make their way to our Southwest border," Tidd said.

    "And what keeps me up at night is knowing I’m not the only one thinking about those routes—extremist networks like ISIS are thinking about them too, and how to use them."


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