FBI: Help Us Identify Homegrown ISIS Fighters Traveling Overseas

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 8:15 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help in identifying individuals who are planning to leave the United States in order to fight with the terror army ISIS overseas.

“We need the public's assistance in identifying U.S. persons going to fight overseas with terrorist groups or who are returning home from fighting overseas,” FBI Counterterrorism Division Assistant Director Michael Steinbach said in a statement. 

In particular, the FBI is looking for leads and help identifying an English speaking ISIS fighter featured in a recent propaganda video. 

“We’re hoping that someone might recognize this individual and provide us with key pieces of information,” Steinbach said. “No piece of information is too small.”

In an interview with 60 Minutes last weekend, FBI Director James Comey said a dozen ISIS fighters have returned home to the United States after being overseas. Comey also said it is impossible to stop American ISIS fighters from returning to the U.S. on passports because their citizenship has not been revoked. 

The FBI has set up a form to submit tips and leads at www.fbi.gov/ISILtips.