It now appears that Russia is one of the latest targets marked by the Islamic State as it has reportedly called on its group members to carry out jihad in Russia in a nine-minute YouTube video on Sunday. According to an excerpt from the video a member stated “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 yelled while wagging his finger in the last couple of minutes of the video.
Excerpt From Reuters:
The video with subtitles showed 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. It was not immediately possible to independently verify the video but the link to the footage was published on a Telegram messaging account used by the militant group.