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Lexington Park reported on ISIS 'hit list'

Image on the Islamic State Hacking Division on the website with the hit list.

Lexington Park is on the list of a number of cities that are reported to be seeing increased security as the result of the “hit list” of 100 American military personnel published by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

National news media have reported that the Pentagon spent the past weekend notifying military personnel on the list. A spokesperson for the Chief of Naval Operations would not confirm or deny whether the listing of Lexington Park was accurate, saying there were some errors on the list.

According to the spokesperson, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) notified 36 Navy and five Marine Corps personnel who were on the list, but could not confirm or deny whether any of them lived locally.

The list was published on the web site of a group that identified itself as “Islamic State Hacking Division,” The posting urged its supporters to kill everyone on the list. The post reads, “We have made it easy for you by giving you addresses, all you need to do is take the final step, so what are you waiting for? Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe.”

Pentagon officials are urging military personnel to use caution when using social media. It is believed the information on the hit list’s 100 could have been easily obtained online and was not gotten through hacking personnel records.

The Prince George’s County seat of Upper Marlboro was also on the list of more than 50 cities and towns that could receive increased security efforts as the result of the threat.

Contact Dick Myers at news@thebaynet.com

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