ISIS vows to attack Washington, D.C. in new video

An ISIS flag.
(Image credit: Jim Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, which killed 132 people, and France's bombing of targets of Syria on Sunday in retaliation, ISIS made threats against other nations that have participated in airstrikes against the caliphate, suggesting that Russia as well as Rome, London, and Washington, D.C. are at risk. On Monday, those threats became even more specific in a video, Reuters reports.

"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," a man in the video said. The footage was released just hours after U.S. planes bombed oil trucks in Syria.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us