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Military Warned to Be Wary of 'Home-Grown' ISIS-Inspired Attacks

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Defense issued an advisory Sunday warning military members and people connected with the military to be careful about what they post online so as not to attract extremist, ISIS-inspired attacks.

Senior government officials said ISIS has been consistent in trying to inspire "home-grown" attacks, but said the warning is not connected to any specific or new threat.

ISIS' endorsements of alleged attacks against military, law enforcement and government personnel have the potential to "embolden some violent extremists," the advisory said. The bulletin specifically warned current and former military personnel and those connected with people in the military to "review their online social media accounts for any information that might serve to attract the attention of violent extremists, and routinely exercise operational security in their interactions online."

Pentagon spokesman, Col. Steve Warren said Sunday's advisories and ones like it have been sent out following the terror-related attack that left two Canadian soldiers dead in October.

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