European Intelligence services fear 300 British ISIS fighters on the run from Mosul and Raqqa are hiding in Turkey – raising the risk of terror attacks in Europe during the holiday season. They may respond to the latest ISIS video calling for lone wolf attacks on New Year celebrations, particularly on the banks of the River Thames where 250,000 people traditionally gather to watch fireworks heralding the new year.
ISIS-Somalia this week posted its first video. A jihadist called on adherents in English to hunt down and attack drunk nonbelievers in clubs during the festive season. The fighters are based in northern Somalia’s rural Puntland. Their numbers could grow as ISIS fighters flee Syria and Iraq.
Earlier, an African American ISIS fighter, who calls himself Abu Salih al-Amriki, posted a special video message threatening President Donald Trump this week. It was released just days after a successful US-led operation into caves formerly used by ISIS in Syria’s Hamad Desert.