Rise Of ISIS Creates Fear Of Terror Attack Against US
The United States is concerned about the possibility of a terrorist attack from the insurgent jihadists that have taken over large swaths of Iraq, The Daily Beast reports.
The creation of ISIS, now called the Islamic State, a group that broke off from al-Qaida, may lead to a drastic terrorist attack as both terrorist groups fight over power.
In response, the Obama administration has begun focusing on increasing airport security, and warning its Western allies to do the same, according to the Daily Beast.
There are no specifics being shared at the moment, but private sector security advisers announced that there will probably be more profiling, random screening and security will become more thorough. Liquids, regardless of size, will most likely be banned in the cabin as well, along with paste and gels.
Monday, the U.S. government announced that it is sending 300 troops to Iraq due to the dangers caused by the Islamic State. The troops are sent to protect the U.S. Embassy as well as the Baghdad airport, reported Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby. They will travel by helicopters and aerial vehicles, in efforts to create a safer travel environment and increase security in the air.
The Islamic State has been undoubtedly rising. On Sunday, it released an audio statement declaring a caliphate, with Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as their caliph, or leader. They have conquered territory in northern and eastern Syria, and are competing with al-Qaida to lead the global jihadist movement.
Tikrit, a city in Iraq, was invaded by ISIS on June 11, leading to Iraqi forces being told to remain about 15 miles from the city, due to explosive devices located around the city.