ISIS releases video threatening attack on New York

ISIS releases video threatening attack on New York

ISIS releases video threatening attack on New York

Written by Tharushan Fernando

19 Nov, 2015 | 1:14 pm

New York City police said yesterday they are aware of a newly released Islamic State video suggesting the largest city in the United States was a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris last week, but that they were not aware of any current or specific threats.

The video, which runs for nearly six minutes, includes a scene that appears to show a suicide bomber making preparations and zipping up a leather jacket, according to a description provided by SITE Intelligence Group, a Bethesda, Maryland, organization that tracks jihadist groups and white supremacists.

The clip shows a brief glimpse of Times Square and then of a suicide bomber holding what appears to be a trigger, it said.

Most of the footage shows scenes of Paris and French President Francois Hollande.

Footage of New York shown in the ISIS video was taken from a video released by the group in April of this year.

SITE director Rita Katz in an email to Reuters stated that while NYC is and has been a target for ISIS, today’s video does not warrant any kind of panic,”

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