Judicial Watch: ISIS Camps A Few Miles From US Border In Mexico

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In the summer and fall of 2014, news about global terrorist group ISIS and it’s dangers to global security were seemingly flooding news across the world.

By December of 2014, however, the terror group’s threats seemed to have lessened, according to many mainstream media outlets.
Citizens of the United States were warned, that ISIS was setting up camps in Mexico, near the United States border, although no solid confirmed reports ever seemed to materialize.

This week the government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, released a report entitled “ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm” which claims that ISIS has many camps set up just a few miles across from the border of the United States.  The federal government are claiming that the report is unsubstantiated, as written in an article from ABC El Paso (read here).

Many are saying that the government is trying not to cause panic and fear amongst it’s citizens.

The report from Judicial Watch states:

ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.

During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.

“Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez, where Judicial Watch says ISIS has set up it’s North American headquarters.

According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.

What do you think?  Has ISIS set up camps close to the US border in Mexico, or is this just a case of misinformation?  If so, for what reason?

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