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Intel Report: Sunni Militants Crossing US Southern Border

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Kerry Picket Political Reporter

Alien smugglers are sneaking Sunni extremists across the U.S. southern border, The Washington Free Beacon’s Bill Gertz reported.

According to a U.S. South Command intelligence report “special interest aliens” are colluding with a Latin American smuggling network to help them infiltrate the United States.

“Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for Southcom and other interagency security partners who support our country’s national security,” Army Col. Lisa A. Garcia, a Southcom spokeswoman told the Free Beacon.

She added, “There are major hubs that serve as entry points into the region for migrants from those areas of concern attempting to enter the U.S. along our border with Mexico.”

According to the Free Beacon, Garcia admitted that Sunni terrorist infiltration is a security concern. Additionally, she said that those smuggled in hail from unstable regions and terrorist states.

“In 2015, we saw a total of 331,000 migrants enter the southwestern border between the U.S. and Mexico, of that we estimate more than 30,000 of those were from countries of terrorist concern,” Garcia said.

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