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ISIS video threatens Vladimir Putin, Russia

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Published : Aug 2, 2016, 6:07 am IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2016, 6:07 am IST

Vladimir Putin and Russia are the latest to be threatened by ISIS in a video released by one of the terror group’s members on YouTube on Sunday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo: AP)
 Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo: AP)

Vladimir Putin and Russia are the latest to be threatened by ISIS in a video released by one of the terror group’s members on YouTube on Sunday.

The nine-minute video urges jihadists to stage attacks in Russia. The threat comes amid Russia’s repeated warnings that IS terrorism in Syria and Iraq could soon spread to other parts of the world.

“Listen Putin, we will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes... Oh Brothers, carry out jihad and kill and fight them,” a masked man driving a car in the desert yells while wagging his finger in the last couple of minutes of the video.

The video with subtitles shows footage of armed men attacking armored vehicles and tents and collecting arms in the desert. “Breaking into a barrack of the Rejectionist military on the international road south Akashat,” read one subtitle.

ISIS have not yet claimed responsibility for the video, but the link to the footage was published on a Telegram messaging account which has been used by the militant group in the past, like the one pictured.

It was not immediately clear why Russia would be a target, but Russia and the US are talking about boosting military and intelligence cooperation against ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria.

The ISIS has called on its supporters to take action with any available weapons targeting countries it has been fighting.

There have been a string of deadly attacks claimed by the ISIS in Europe over the past weeks. Last week, assailants loyal to ISIS forced an elderly Catholic priest in France to his knees before slitting his throat.

Since the mass killing in Nice on July 14, there have been four incidents in Germany, including the most recent suicide bombing at a concert in Ansbach.

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