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US launches new Islamic State investigations 'daily'

The United States now launches a new investigation into suspected Islamic State group sympathizers almost every day, a senior official said, underscoring the increased threat posed by the jihadist groupThe United States now launches a new investigation into suspected Islamic State group sympathizers almost every day, a senior official said, underscoring the increased threat posed by the jihadist group. Pointing to a significant uptick in cases linked to militants who now control swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, the official warned Congress of “brinkmanship” over intelligence gathering powers that put national security at risk at a sensitive time. “We are opening new investigations daily, particularly the ISIL threat,” said the senior administration official, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.

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