ISIS have released a new video where they have directly threatened to attack Washington D.C. and any other countries supporting airstrikes against Syria.
In the video, footage from the aftermath of the Paris attacks is shown, followed by a man delivering a warning to countries involved in what he calls the “crusader campaign”.
“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 centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said.
The Guardian reports:
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 French government has called the Paris attacks an act of war and said it would not end its airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date on Sunday,targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa. The operation was carried out in coordination with US forces.
Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks.
“Al Ghareeb the Algerian” also warned Europe in the video that more attacks were coming.
“I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and [gun] silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before,” he said.
Apparently referring to international talks to end the Syrian war, another man identified in the video as Al Karrar the Iraqi tells French President François Hollande “we have decided to negotiate with you in the trenches and not in the hotels”.