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Thursday, February 25, 2021

DHS Releases New National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

The DHS has released a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to heightened threat from far-right extremism.

According to the bulletin, the threat could persist weeks after the Presidential Inauguration.

“Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the president,” said the DHS.

The bulletin stated that Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs) who have grievances over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, and police use of force have plotted attacks on government facilities. 

The DHS  said that the DVEs may be emboldened by the Capitol insurrection to target and attack more elected officials and government facilities.

Infrastructure, such as electric, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors may also be targeted by the DVEs due to conspiracy theories about COVID-19. 

The DHS advised citizens to be aware and report any suspicious activity. 

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