In his first message to the public in the last 7 months, ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has warned Western countries and Israel to expect imminent attacks and also warned “crusaders” not to dare fight on his turf.
According to CNN, Israeli Military officials are not taking the video too seriously because they believe ISIS doesn’t have much of a stronghold in the country plus the exact date of the video shoot is unclear. al-Baghdadi called on Saudi citizens to ‘rise up against the apostate tyrants, and avenge their people in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen’.
”Jews ,soon you shall hear from us in Palestine,which will become your grave. The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it,Not at allJews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment, with the help of Allah we will not forget it,The pioneers of the jihadist fighters will surround you on a day that you think is distant and we know is close. We are getting closer every day.”
”They announced lately a coalition… falsely called ‘Islamic,’ and announced its goal is to fight the caliphate,’ said Baghdadi in the recording circulating among pro-IS Twitter users.
On Saturday, ISIS suffered a major blow after a US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab rebel groups, backed by coalition planes, captured a dam from its fighters, cutting a main supply route of the militants.