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Six suspected terrorists with ISIS ties arrested in sting operation in New York, Los Angeles and Phi


 Six suspected terrorists with ISIS ties arrested in sting operation in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia: sources
By Social Links for Jennie Taer
Published June 11, 2024
Updated June 11, 2024, 1:50 p.m. ET

Six Russian nationals suspected to have terror ties to ISIS have been arrested in a coordinated sting operation spanning Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, The Post can exclusively reveal.

Two ICE sources confirmed to The Post they arrested the six people, who hail from Tajikistan, over the last week after the FBI contacted the agency to warn it.

Two others who were part of the same group were also arrested after being under surveillance for “several months” by a multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to NBC.

Part of the investigation featured a wiretap which revealed one of the now-arrested individuals was talking about bombs, the sources said.

“Remember the Boston marathon [bombing]? I’m afraid something like that might happen again or worse,” one of the sources told The Post.

The target who was subject to the wiretap was previously released by federal authorities at the southern border with a court date next year, but it has since emerged he has potential ties to ISIS, sources said.

In a joint statement, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI told The Post: “Over the last few days, ICE agents arrested several non-citizens pursuant to immigration authorities.

“The actions were carried out in close coordination with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces. The individuals arrested are detained in ICE custody pending removal proceedings … The FBI and DHS will continue working around the clock with our partners to identify, investigate, and disrupt potential threats to national security. ”

The targets had all crossed the southern border and initial vetting by federal authorities didn’t turn up any negative information tied to their names, Fox News reported.

At least two of the men had crossed into the US in spring 2023, and one had used the CBP One app to enter, according to NBC’s sources.

The arrests come after warnings from FBI Director Chris Wray about possible ISIS terror plots being staged on US soil and the group’s potential for exploiting the southern border.


Matt Wolking
In March, 4 ISIS members from Tajikistan killed nearly 150 people at a concert in Moscow.
8 suspected ISIS members from Tajikistan crossed our southern border illegally months ago and were just arrested in major U.S. cities.
Yet The New York Times and The Washington Post have written nothing about it.
10:10 AM · Jun 12, 2024

The NYT finally ran the Associated Press story late Wednesday night, Wolking later tweeted.


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