FBI Uncovers Jihadist Terrorist Training Camp on US Soil
Military-style training camp linked to previously-discovered compound in New Mexico
The FBI has uncovered another military-style jihadist training camp, used to train terrorists on US soil, according to reports.
Federal agents discovered the makeshift facility used by Islamic terrorists in rural Macon County, Alabama.
The area, located just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee, is described in FBI search warrants as a small plot of land with a "makeshift military-style obstacle course," according to WBMA-LD.
Investigators revealed that the latest camp in Alabama camp is connected to the massive terror compound discovered in New Mexico last year.
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According to The Blaze, the Alabama property is owned by Siraj Wahhaj, investigators say.
Wahhaj is the same man who reportedly led the small group of terrorists at the New Mexico camp.
At the camp in NM, jihadis were allegedly trained young children to carry out school shootings in America.
The remains of Wahhaj's 3-year-old son were also found at the New Mexico property.
In March, Wahhaj and the four other adults living at the New Mexico compound were charged by a federal grand jury.
The group was indicted on charges of "providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to murder an officer or employee of the United States, kidnapping, possessing a firearm while unlawfully in the United States, and other charges," the Associated Press reported.
The FBI is currently involved in 850 domestic terrorist investigations, Michael McGarrity, the FBI assistant director for counterterrorism, told lawmakers last week.
"Just because you're in a small town or a small state does not mean you might not potentially have individuals engaged in the types of activities that would call into question threats to national security," Tim Fuhrman, a former FBI special agent, told WBMA.
The property, similar to another compound in New Mexico the group is now linked to where federal prosecutors say Wahhaj and four other suspects were training children to carry out deadly terror attacks on American soil.
McGarrity told lawmakers that, of the 850 open terrorism investigations, 40 percent involve racially-motivated violent extremism.