Man With Oklahoma Ties On Alleged ISIS Hit List
ENID, Oklahoma - The FBI continues to investigate a hit list posted online by the terror group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division, Friday night. We now know that list of 100 military personnel includes a man with apparent ties to Oklahoma.
We've decided not to identify that person, but News 9 did speak with him on the phone Tuesday morning. He declined to comment, but on the hit list he's listed as living at Vance Air Force Base in Enid.
The hit list first appeared over the weekend on a Polish website used as an ISIS propaganda platform-- and quickly spread across the internet. The list gives the names, home addresses, and even photographs of 100 ISIS targeted US military members.
Most of the men on the list are from the Air Force and Navy, the two branches which have been conducting the aggressive air campaign against ISIS.
Federal authorities believe the information was taken from public sources like news articles and telephone directories.
“They want to let American soldiers know that if you're part of this campaign against us, we can kill you,” said Michael Weiss a Columnist, Foreign Policy
Among the list of 100 US military men is a service member listed with a Vance Air Force Base address. The base's public affairs office says the listed man is currently not at Vance, but could not say if the man was ever stationed there.
“The specific airman mentioned is not currently at Vance. We have taken the appropriate steps to make sure that everyone impacted, they've been notified and they have been briefed on their personnel security measures,” said Linda Frost, Chief of Public Affairs at VAFB.
Despite that, The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is working with local and federal authorities in regard to this threat.
“We are taking the threat, all threats, for our service members very, very seriously,” said Frost.
Enid Police officials tell us they are aware of the threat and are working with the base.