US State Dept calls report on ISIS training camps in Mexico 'unfounded'

April 17, 2015 1:12 PM

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The U.S. State Department Friday shot down a recent report that Islamic State fighters-- aided by violent drug cartels-- are operating training bases near the U.S. southern border to smuggle terrorists into states like Texas.

A Judicial Watch report released Tuesday that cited an unnamed Mexican Army officer and a Mexican police inspector who identified the locations of two bases, raising new fears that the fight with ISIS is closer to the U.S. than previously thought.

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