Texas service members on ISIS hit list

By Syan Rhodes - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Terror group ISIS released a list of about 100 U.S. service members together with their personal information in the hope that sympathizers will go after them.

There are a dozen servicemen with Texas addresses on the list.

The Pentagon said it's mostly a scare tactic, but it is asking the troops to be careful.

Defense officials told NBC News that the list does include names of some active-duty service members who are deployed.

The Pentagon is encouraging anyone on the list to exercise caution but at this time has apparently made no decision to pull them off duty to provide personal protection.

Those service members are being advised to be aware, exercise caution and stay off or limit activity on social media.

A group called the Islamic State Hacking Division published the list and called for ISIS sympathizers to go after them.

The Department of Defense said information about the service members was gathered from individual social media sites and there is no evidence that any government or military sites were hacked.

The Pentagon said all 100 of the U.S. service members on the ISIS list have been contacted.

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