PENTAGON: ‘ISIS threat beyond anything we’ve seen’


An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington (Reuters)
An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington (Reuters)

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday that Islamic State militants could possibly pose an even bigger threat to the United States than Al-Qaeda, and pledged efforts to weaken the group would continue.

“[Islamic State militants] are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else,” he said, as quoted by Reuters.

Responding to a question on whether or not the extremists are a threat on the scale of Al-Qaeda, which carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Hagel noted that “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen.”

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