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8 ‘Suspected ISIS Terrorists’ From Tajikistan Arrested In New York, L.A., And Philadelphia

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force stand outside the press conference (Photo by Sean M. Hafey/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:17 PM

Eight people from Tajikistan who authorities believe have ties to ISIS were detained in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York over the weekend, three people with knowledge of the matter said. NBC News on tuesday.


The positions and authenticity of the three people involved were reportedly confirmed by the media.

The suspects came to the attention of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and were arrested by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sources said.

of New York Post The Post was the first to report the arrest. post The report did not include the final two terrorism suspects involved.

Two senior officials familiar with the situation told reporters that all eight entered the country through the southern border and passed criminal background checks upon entry.

Officials also said at least two men entered the country in spring 2023, one of whom used the CBP One app, which the Biden administration created to help migrants make appointments to apply for asylum.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force began pursuing the men as part of an investigation after learning of a possible terrorist threat, according to three insiders, who declined to elaborate on what initially alerted them.

A US official explained that the FBI had been closely monitoring the group’s activities for several months.

The FBI then notified ICE that the men should be detained because of their possible ties to ISIS, even though they have not yet been charged with terrorism-related activity or conspiracy, according to two of the sources.

They are currently being held on immigration-related charges. Two of the sources said they are in custody and “may eventually be charged with terrorism-related offenses.” They also face deportation proceedings before an immigration judge.

“Over the past few days, ICE agents have arrested several aliens at the direction of immigration authorities,” the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “This action was conducted in close coordination with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Those arrested are being held in ICE detention facilities while they await deportation proceedings.”

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