FBI monitoring almost 800 ISIS-related cases in US
There are currently about 1,000 cases open into potentially radicalized individuals living in the US, Comey told reporters on Wednesday, according to ABC News. Out of these cases, roughly 80 percent of them are related to the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL).
Notably, Comey said the number of Americans leaving the country to join IS has dropped since August 2015, adding that there is “no doubt” the group is not as influential as it once was, the Associated Press reported. About one American a month leaves – or tries to leave – the country to join the militants. There were about six attempted departures prior to August last year.