ISIS Threatens DC: Washington, Britain, Rome Next After Paris Attacks

ISIS Threatens DC: Washington, Britain, Rome Next After Paris Attacks
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A new video released by the ISIS on Monday vowed to conduct a Paris-style attack in Washington. The video, which was first reported by Reuters, was posted on the group’s propaganda website. It begins with news footage of the bloody aftermath of the Paris carnage.


ISIS Threatens DC

A man wearing a fatigue and a turban, identified as Al Ghareeb the Algerian, delivered a threatening warning that Washington DC is next in its target list. In his statement, he warned that this time, ISIS threatens DC, Britain and Rome. “We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the Algerian said.

The man went on saying that all countries taking part in air strikes against Syria will be attacked in the coming days.

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U.S. is leading a coalition of countries conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to wipe out the ISIS. These are the countries referred to in the video as nations participating in what the group termed as “crusader campaign.” Countries bombing the terrorist group in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the UK. Nations dropping missiles in Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

What city comes after ISIS threatens DC? London and Rome.

The ISIS also verbalized warnings against London in a tweet seen by The Express. The tweet also mentioned D.C. and Rome.

CIA Director John Brennan on Monday said he believes that the ISIS has numerous Paris-style attacks in the pipeline. He said the Paris attacks is not a “one-off event,” adding that it appears clear to him that the ISIS has an external agenda. “This is not something that was done in a matter of days. This was carefully planned over the course I think of several months, in terms of making sure they had he operatives, the weapons and the explosives with the suicide belts,” the director said in a speech made during a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as quoted by CNN. And so I would anticipate this is not the only operation that [ISIS] has in the pipeline,” he concluded..