FBI issues New ISIS Terror Warning to U.S. Military

Breaking News - FBI has issued the strongest warning to date about possible attacks by the ISIS terrorist group against the U.S. Military inside the United States. In a joint intelligence bulletin issued overnight by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, officials strongly urged those who serve in uniform to scrub their social media accounts of anything that might bring unwanted attention from "violent extremists" or would help the extremists learn individual service members' identities.

"The FBI and Homeland Security recommend that current and former members of the military review their online social media accounts for any information that might serve to attract the attention of ISIL [ISIS] and its supporters," the federal bulletin sent to law enforcement agencies said, advising that troops "routinely exercise operational security in their interactions online."

Officials said they fear copycat attacks based on what happened in Canada last month, when two uniformed Canadian soldiers were killed in two separate incidents by young men who claimed they were ISIS followers.

Some U.S. special operations troops and other military branches have already deactivated, scrubbed or locked Facebook and other personal social media accounts months ago, at the urging of security officers as the U.S. began bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria last August.

The United States on Sunday night indicated they had obtained fresh intelligence that ISIS wants to recruit or inspire sympathizers inside America to hurt military members where they live.

"The FBI recently received reporting indicating individuals overseas are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks against current and former U.S. based members of the United States military," the bulletin said.

Attacks such as those in Canada, which apparently were carried out without direct contact between ISIS and the perpetrators, may "embolden" and "motivate" those who support ISIS, the FBI and The Department of Homeland Security said in a news alert bulletin.

The day before the U.S. launched its largest airstrikes against the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria in late September, ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani called upon Muslims in the U.S. and Europe to attack members of the military. "Do not ask for anyone's advice and do not seek anyone's verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military".

Published on by Marty M.