Terrorist organizations may step up recruitment on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. CNN reported this with reference to a joint document of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center.
According to journalists, Al-Qaeda and IS have previously referred to the September 11 terrorist attacks in propaganda messages. They also contained information about the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
U.S. intelligence agencies do not rule out that a “confluence of factors” may contribute to the commission of any attacks.
The document notes that the agencies do not yet have information about specific threats related to the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack. Still, they do not exclude that terrorists may consider the funeral events as an object for a possible attack.
In early August, NBC News reported that 1.8 thousand Americans who were recognized as victims after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York spoke out against Biden’s participation in commemorative events until he declassifies materials about the circumstances of the tragedy.