Alert: Is ISIS operating camps just miles from the U.S. border?

Terrorist organization ISIS is reportedly operating multiple camps in Mexico, just miles from U.S. border, possible mosque found nearby

By Alex Thomas

(INTELLIHUB) —According to a report from the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch, ISIS is operating at least two camps in Mexico that are within miles of the U.S. border.

Citing Mexican military and government sources, the report details two different camps that, if true, are operating startlingly close to American soil.

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.

It also noted that human smuggling coyotes were, “helping move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico.”

The report has been widely cited in the alternative media and heavily downplayed by the mainstream. Government officials and multiple Congressman have attempted to debunk the reports through statements to the press and posts on social media.

Shortly after the reports started to gain widespread attention, hard left news outlet Salon published an attack piece that labeled Judicial Watch’s claims as false and praised the Facebook attacks on the story by Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke. (D-El Paso)

Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) took to Facebook today to dispute reports that Islamic State terrorists are attempting to enter the United States via the Mexican border by demonstrating how this same line of argument has been used for decades.

“Stories like these are good at scaring people and getting attention for those who spread them,” O’Rourke wrote, “but they are terrible for the country’s image of the border, for El Paso’s ability to recruit talent, and for our region’s opportunity to capitalize on the benefits of being the largest bi-national community in the world.”

He pointed out that similar stories were written about Libyan “hit squads” in 1981, Russian spies in 1982, and al Qaeda operatives in the weeks and months after 9/11.

Reports of the camps also come at a time when Homeland Security and the military continue to focus much of their attention on so-called right-wing extremists rather than Islamic terrorists.

This fact was made all the more clear after reporter Kit Daniels revealed the contents of a recent military bulletin from the Coast Guard.

“Members of the patriot and militia movements, sovereign citizens and white supremacists recall April 19th as the date that the battles of Lexington and Concord started the American Revolution.

Citing (incorrectly) Title 10 USC references to the ‘unorganized militias’ and the constitutional right to bear arms, these groups believe that they are legally obligated to oppose the government should it become tyrannical,” read the bulletin.

FBI directing press response

Judicial Watch originally published their report Tuesday and by Thursday they had released a follow up report which claimed that the FBI, responding to their original report of ISIS camps operating near the border, held a special meeting in Juárez, Mexico.

A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW.

FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate.

Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region, but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.

Essentially we have the FBI and other government sources publicly denying the existence of ISIS camps near the U.S. border while possibly taking the threats extremely seriously behind the scenes. When you consider that the vast majority of terrorist arrests since 9/11 have come courtesy of FBI instigation, one has to wonder what is actually going on?

Mosque found near reported location of ISIS camps

Not wanting the reports to turn into a he said she said media battle between the government and Judicial Watch, Infowars.com sent their reporter Joe Biggs to the border and across into Mexico.

“We know the feds have been caught smuggling drugs and weapons into America, but are they now smuggling in members of ISIS?”

After venturing  into Mexico, Biggs came across what looks to be a mosque in Anapra, Mexico which is the same area that one of the ISIS camps is believed to be. Whether or not there is a direct connection between the possible mosque and ISIS remains to be seen but the important reports by Biggs are the most detailed on the scene information released so far.

See more photos of the mosque

“The building’s windows and doors are clearly fortified with steel bars, concealing entryways on the building’s front,” read one of the captions accompanying the photos.

Obviously a mosque found in Mexico on its own isn’t a specific reason for alarm (and the above reports don’t imply that) but when you consider that its location is near the same area as reported ISIS camps, it absolutely warrants more investigation.

Additional Sources:

Terrorists for the FBI – Mother Jones

Aerial Search For ISIS Camp at U.S. Border – The Alex Jones Channel

About the Author:

Alex Thomas is a reporter who has worked in the alternative media for over three years. His work has been featured on numerous news outlets including Infowars and RT. Alex is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.

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