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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launch pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, according to a new congressional report.

The CRS report, delivered to members of Congress, makes the point that ISIL is a well-organized, well-funded terrorist group with definite goals to take territory and kill people it considers nonbelievers.

"Several leading representatives of the U.S. intelligence community have stated that [ISIL] maintains training camps in Iraq and Syria, has the intent to attack the United States and is reportedly recruiting and training individuals to do so," says the June 20 report.

The CRS report concluded: "The offensive in northern and central Iraq, led by the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group [ISIL], has raised significant concerns for the United States. These concerns include a possible breakup of Iraq’s political and territorial order and the establishment of a potential base for terrorist attacks in the region or even against the U.S. homeland." — Source

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