Since the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday, ISIS has released three videos and the 12th edition of its English language magazine, Dabiq, vowing follow-on operations in the United States. The FBI reports no intelligence to suggest the group is planning a Paris-type attack in the US, and ISIS has previously used propaganda campaigns to generate momentum and encourage supporters to conduct attacks in the West.
- On Wednesday, ISIS released a video threatening to strike in New York City’s Times Square. The video compiled images from previous ISIS videos—specifically an unidentified man building and wearing a suicide belt—while adding images of Times Square. Officials from New York City have deployed additional personnel to the area. Another video, released today, threatened the White House.
- On Monday, ISIS also released a video vowing to conduct Paris-style attacks in countries participating in airstrikes in Syria, naming Washington DC and Rome.
- On Wednesday, ISIS released the 12th issue of Dabiq entitled “Just Terror.” The group published a picture of the alleged improvised explosive device that brought down a Russian plane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 on October 31