WASHINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic State (IS) group continues to be an "active terrorist threat" to the U.S. despite its degrading strength, U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday.
Speaking at a U.S. Senate hearing on world threats to the U.S., Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, said the IS is experiencing territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as a result of persistent counter-terrorism operations.
However, Coats told lawmakers that the terrorist group still has the ability to "direct and inspire attacks against a wide range of targets around the world."
"Homegrown violent extremists remain the most frequent and unpredictable terrorist threat to the United States homeland," he said, adding that this threat will persist with many attacks happening with little or no warning.
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