• publish: 12 December 2015
  • time: 10:13 pm
  • category: International
  • No: 2617

ISIS might issue counterfeit Syrian passports

American officials recently voiced concern that ISIS might be able to issue Syrian counterfeit passports

An intelligence report obtained by ABC News states that the terror group’s followers may have infiltrated American borders with authentic-looking passports ISIS has printed itself with its own machines.

According ABC News, the 17-page Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intelligence Report which was issued to the law enforcement last week says that ISIS likely has been able to print legitimate-looking Syrian passports since taking over the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour, where blank passports and passport-printing machines were available.

“Since more than 17 months [have] passed since Raqqa and Deir ez-Zour fell to ISIS, it is possible that individuals from Syria with passports ‘issued’ in these ISIS controlled cities or who had passport blanks, may have traveled to the U.S.,” the report states, according to ABC News.

ABC News has cited FBI Director James Comey as saying that the intelligence community is very concerned over the issue.

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