By Steve Neavling
Fewer Americans are traveling abroad to join ISIS, FBI Director James Comey said on Wednesday.
The remarks before the House Homeland Security Committee are welcoming news after investigators saw an uptick in ISIS involvement, The Associated Press reports.
In the past three months, the FBI is aware of six people who tried to join ISIS, compared to an average of nine a month.
Comey said he wasn’t certain why fewer people were joining, but he said the FBI has stepped up efforts against ISIS recruiting Americans.
In just the past year, dozens of Americans have been arrested for allegedly supporting ISIS.
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