ISIS Losing Its Appeal Among Americans: FBI

The number of Americans traveling to join ISIS has dropped

Fewer Americans are traveling to fight with ISIS, as the extremist group’s brand is diminishing in the United States, according to FBI Director James Comey, NBC News reported.

Comey said the number of people since last August has dropped to one a month, compared to statistics from the first half of 2015 that showed six to ten people were trying to travel to join ISIS each month. 

The director would not explain the reasons behind the decline. But the FBI has worked aggressively to identify and intercept Americans who may be determined to reach Syria. 

"There's still a presence online, and troubled people are still turning to this and at least being interested in it," Comey said. "But they've lost their ability to attract people to their caliphate from the United States in a material way."

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