Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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ISTANBUL – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) released a new video message threatening dozens of countries around the world with deadly attacks similar to those of France capital Paris, where at least 129 people have been killed and more than 300 others wounded.
In the list of targets, Mexico is the only Latin American country to be under ISIS threat, according to the meesage.
ISIS, in the new semi-Hollywood video, threatens to carry out attacks in 60 countries, including Mexico.
The new video shows a photo of the flags belonging to the threatened countries. There are pictures for Syria’s Palmyra destroyed, and an ISIS black flag inserted beside a black militant of the group.
It also says the caliphate, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, destroyed the Sykes-Picot borders in the Middle East.
“Remaining and Expanding,” the speaker keeps repeating in the video, indicating to the self-deaclared caliphate.
On Sep. 19, the U.S. published a list containing the names of all the countries that take part in the anti-ISIS coalition in Syria and Iraq. Mexico was the only Latin American country listed as anti-ISIS collaborator and that’s why the group included Mexico into its targeted countries.
Also, the terror group says in the video it has supporters and sympathizers everywhere and from different ethnic backgrounds. Under the banner “the flames of war … in the hills of death” the group threatens the countries contributed in the anti-ISIS coalition.
“Our caliphate is eight times bigger than Belgium and 30 times than that of Qatar.“
Under the banner “No Respite” the group says it prepares thousands of children for the expansion of its caliphate in the future, udder the rule of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
ISIS, in the video, statistically shows the U.S. defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying 6,500 of its soldiers “commit suicide every year”, quoting a 2012 report.
This is the second video the terror group released in a week. The first one was vowing “We are coming to you…” The video concludes with verses from the Quran translated into English.
ISIS set up attacks in various parts of the world following the Paris attacks on Nov. 13. It revealed plans to bomb Washington D.C. and New York City in the United States.
Earlier this week, the radical group claimed responsibility for killing 12 Tunisian security troops in a suicide attack.
The countries which received threats from ISIS along with Mexico are: Australia, Bahrain, Albania, Denmark, Belgium, China, Croatia, Austria, Egypt, Czech Republic, Greece, Canada, Estonia, France, Finland, Iraq, Jordan, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Lebanon, Kosovo, South Korea, Kuwait, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Luxembourg, Sweden, Russia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Slovakia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Taiwan, U.S., U.K. United Arab Emirates, Spain, Turkey, Oman, Ukraine, Tunisia, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland, Portugal, Morocco, Moldova, and Malta.
Reporting by: Egid Yousef
Source: ARA News
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