The blueprint for the horrific terrorist attack in France that killed 84 people earlier this month may be used next in London, based on an ISIS propaganda video.
Islamic State’s video shows images of Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham palace — all popular tourist destinations in the British capitol. A “lorry-style” truck attack was encouraged, the same that was used in the July 14 Bastille Day attack in Nice.
An ISIS zealot is shown in the beginning of the video uttering the words, “This is a gift to Francois Hollande,” before firing his gun, a reference to the president of France.
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The video was created before the tragedy in Nice. A digital recreation of the path truck used by the Bastille Day attacker is shown, indicating that this attack was planned well in advance.
French authorities confirmed that Mohamed Bouhlel, the driver, had accomplices that assisted him in carrying out the slaughter.
An image of British Prime Minister David Cameron was used later in the video with a caption that reads “you’ll taste the terror in your countries.” This is additional proof the video was made before the Nice attack, since Cameron’s last day as the leader of the U.K. was July 12.
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This is not the first time London has been targeted by a threat. Earlier propaganda videos have shown U.K. images before, along with mass beheadings of captives taken by the Islamic State.
Security is being tightened all around Europe, as these attacks have now been occurring almost weekly.
h/t: Daily Mail
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