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Alabama: FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp

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FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp in Alabama

ABC 33/40

by KRISTINE FRAZAO, Sinclair Broadcast Group

WASHINGTON (SBG) - At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump.

But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a "makeshift military-style obstacle course" belonging to a small group of terrorists led by

Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.

    "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," says Tim Fuhrman, Former Special Agent with the FBI field office in Mobile, Alabama.

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.

FBI Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division Michael McGarrity told lawmakers on Capitol Hill there are 850 open domestic terrorism investigations, with 40% racially motivated violent extremism.

Read more: https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/fbi-uncovers-homegrown-terror-training-camp-in-alabama