Officials: ISIS Followers Plot WMD Attacks on US

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U.S. officials are working to protect the continental U.S. from possible chemical attack by ISIS followers in the Mideast, who are plotting to bring chlorine or other “simple” weapons of mass destruction to America’s shores, U.S. officials told The Cipher Brief Wednesday.

The U.S. has intercepted “chatter” by ISIS followers who were discussing how to engineer deadly chlorine and similar attacks used in Syria and launch them in the United States, one official said, speaking anonymously to discuss the sensitive matter. There was no specific plot, but rather an aspiration that U.S. counterterrorism officials are working to block.

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