ISIS have released a poster that will send a chill down the spine of football fans all over the world. The terrorist organisation has targeted Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their recent attempt to scare the footballing fraternity.
The poster consists of images of two ISIS terrorists beheading Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the football field, with the caption reading “Your blood will fill the ground”.
ISIS have made it a point to target the biggest football event in the world by also putting a post with the World Cup logo saying ‘we will be there’.
Jihadis have also been instructed to go to the World Cup in Russia and use trucks and cars as a means to wreak havoc.
They have also released a manual that to ‘educate’ jihadis about the ‘deadly points in the human body’ that could be targeted to make killings.
ISIS have vowed to make the World Cup an explosive cup.
A cyber intelligence firm called ‘sixgill’ has exposed these images as they have been keeping tabs on the activity of the ISIS prior to the mega event.
Jane’s Terrorism and insurgency centre have been monitoring all such terrorist activities and feel that ISIS are indeed planning something for the World Cup.
“There are numerous terrorism threats affecting the World Cup.” said Chris Hawkins, an analyst at the Jane’s Terrorism and insurgency centre.
The main one, as with the rest of Russia, comes from lone operators with low capabilities.
Tactics will likely include knives and vehicle attacks targeting fans visiting games or the surrounding areas.
“Aspirational targets will include match days, particularly in Moscow and St Petersburg – the two cities that will have the largest concentration of foreign visitors, with Moscow hosting the key fixtures of the World Cup, including the final and the opening fixture.
“Sochi and Volgograd are two other cities at heightened risk due to their proximity to the North Caucasus region meaning they are logistically viable cities for militants to stage attacks.
“These fighters have had combat experience and have had training in operating military-grade firearms as well as manufacturing IEDS.” he added.