ISIS Plotting New 9/11 Style Attack, DHS Warns
ISIS and other terror groups are plotting another massive 9/11 style attack with a goal of inflicting maximum devastation, President Trump's acting Homeland Security chief warned on Wednesday.
Speaking at the U.S. embassy in London, Elaine Duke, acting secretary of Homeland Security, said, "The terrorist organizations, be it ISIS or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11. They want to take down aircraft. The intelligence is clear on that."
She added, "However, in the interim, they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots and they are happy to have small plots."
Duke said that their goal is to create terror "so a van attack, a bladed weapon attack, causes terror and continues to disrupt the world – but does not mean they’ve given up on a major aviation plot."
She said: "We have worked on some strong measures that we can’t talk about. We are trying to play the away game and that is working against them in their terrorist safe havens and homes."
"We do have some terrorist groups on the move — you just saw the take-over of Raqqa and so if we can keep them declining and moving they have less time to sit and prepare."