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ISIS bigger threat to US than Al Qaeda: FBI chief

FBI director James Comey

The FBI chief has warned that the Islamic State has become a bigger threat to the United States than the Al Qaeda as the dreaded group has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media and instructed them to carry out attacks in their own country.

“ISIS has become a bigger threat to the United States than the Al Qaeda,” FBI Director James Comey said, referring to the threat of growing “lone wolf” terrorists at home.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Comey said the ISIS has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media instructing them to kill where they are instead of travelling to the Middle East.

ISIS or IS is an Al-Qaeda splinter group and it has seized hundreds of square miles in Iraq and Syria.

The Al Qaeda has distanced itself from the group, chiding it for its lack of teamwork in its aggressive, brutal expansion.