Home Columbus ISIS Threatens Attack on Washington, other countries

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

Related Stories

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Washington Huffington Post
U.S. reports 14 more air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq Reuters
Hollande says Paris attacks ‘an act of war’ by Islamic State Reuters
Islamic State group claims Paris attacks AFP
U.S., allies conduct 31 strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military Reuters
Tell cable “It’s Over” DIRECTV Sponsored 
The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.

Banner

The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.

“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 man said.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the video, which purports to be the work of Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi province of Salahuddine, north of Baghdad.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would not comment on the video but said it has not received information indicating a potential attack.

Leave a Reply