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Republicans list more than100 ISIS-linked plots against the West

More than 100 terror plots have been tied to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, according to a report issued by a U.S. House panel's Republican staff.

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Republicans on the House Homeland Security Committee found that 41 of 101 plots linked to ISIS since 2014 have targeted the U.S., Americans or official U.S. presence overseas. (Read the PDF of the report.)

The report comes in the wake of last month's massacre at a Florida nightclub, the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, the July 14 attack that killed scores in Nice, France, and suicide bombings at a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday that left dozens dead.

While ISIS claimed credit for those attacks, authorities have found no direct links between the attackers in Orlando, Florida, and Nice and the terror group. Instead, they appear to have only been inspired by ISIS.

ISIS claims gruesome church attack in France

Since the report's release last week, ISIS has also claimed credit for Tuesday's attack on a church in Normandy, France, that killed a Catholic priest. Both attackers also died.

The report noted that most of ISIS' "external operations" were carried out by so-called "lone wolves" and that ISIS was successfully "crowd-sourcing" its agenda.

"The majority of plots appear to have been masterminded by individuals who were inspired by ISIS, rather than those who worked with the terrorist organization directly or enlisted in one of its safe havens," the report says.

In 2016, 53 percent of attacks tied to ISIS were "inspired" by the group while 47 percent were "directed" by the extremists, the report said.

Trump challenges Democrats on foreign policy at veterans event

The report was released July 20, a day after Donald Trump formally became the GOP presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This week, Trump and his campaign have been criticizing Democrats for not mentioning ISIS during the first two days of their convention in Philadelphia.

CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reported Tuesday that the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton promised that ISIS mentions during the convention were coming. Jake Sullivan, a senior Clinton adviser, told CBS News that he believes Trump's plan to defeat the terror group is so secret that no one knows what it is, Garrett reports.

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