Expert: ISIS affiliates present in U.S. pose terror threat

BAGHDAD, IRAQ ? DECEMBER 17: U.S army BG Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General of the Iraq Assistance Group (IAG), looks on during a press conference with U.S army BG Terry A. Wolff, Commanding General of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT) December 17, 2006 at the heavily fortified Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq. Embedding of Transition Teams with Iraqi security forces (ISF) units and training of ISF were discussed during the conference. (Photo by Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)

BAGHDAD, IRAQ ? DECEMBER 17: U.S army BG Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General of the Iraq Assistance Group (IAG), looks on during a press conference with U.S army BG Terry A. Wolff, Commanding General of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT) December 17, 2006 at the heavily fortified Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq. Embedding of Transition Teams with Iraqi security forces (ISF) units and training of ISF were discussed during the conference. (Photo by Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)

Retired U.S army BG Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General of the Iraq Assistance Group (IAG), looks on during a press conference with U.S army BG Terry A. Wolff, Commanding General of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT) December 17, 2006 at the heavily fortified Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo by Muhannad Fala’ah/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Sunday, August 29, 2021

A top security expert has warned of rising terror threats posed by the Islamic State on U.S. soil. Retired Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard said on Sunday that ISIS is working to radicalize people inside the U.S. to commit terror attacks.

Pittard added the arrival of thousands of migrants from Afghanistan may pose a greater domestic concern. This comes after a regional ISIS chapter claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that killed 13 American service members.

Pittard said the lack of border security makes the terror threat even greater, although many ISIS sympathizers already are present in the U.S.

Some lawmakers have also expressed concern following the recent attacks in Kabul. “Suicide bombs in Kabul today…suicide bombs in the U.S. tomorrow. Biden must immediately secure our southern border before it’s too late,” tweeted Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas).

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