High-level sources in Mexico have confirmed to Judicial Watch that ISIS is operating a camp about eight miles from El Paso, Texas, which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border. The camp is located in an area (known as “Anapra”) dominated by a drug cartel, making it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for the Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tells OneNewsNow this ISIS cell represents a clear threat to the United States.
“We’re very much concerned obviously about what’s going on,” he shares. “Our understanding also is the ‘coyotes’ – those engaged in human smuggling – have helped move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border in New Mexico.”
According to Judicial Watch, Mexican officials discovered “plans” of Fort Bliss, the sprawling military post near El Paso that houses the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division.
“Fort Bliss has shown to be not only an attractive target but a resource for the terrorists,” Fitton adds. “We understand that material from Fort Bliss has been smuggled out for potential terrorist operations.”
The White House, says the Judicial Watch leader, has done a good job of keeping this story under wraps.
“A national security threat on the border is something that the Washington media doesn’t like to talk about because it makes many of the politicians that they try to cater to uncomfortable,” he laments. “So asking the Obama administration about this, you might as well be asking Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attack: they’re never going to tell you the truth.”
According to the Judicial Watch report, ISIS is conducting reconnaissance in the El Paso/southern New Mexico area, including regional universities, White Sand Missile Range (an Army installation), government facilities in Alamogordo, New Mexico (approx. 90 miles north of El Paso), and electrical power facilities.