ISIS vows to attack during 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

ISIS vows to attack during 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

- This year's World Cup might be endangered as terror group ISIS are planning to strike during the one-month long competition

- The group claim they will make the Russian president pay for supporting the Syrian president to topple their operation

- However, Lionel Messi is one of the individuals they are targeting at the mundial, haven portrayed him wearing a jumpsuit beside an executioner

Islamic terrorist group ISIS are planning to attack the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a bid to make president Vladimir Putin pay for killing Muslims.

In a poster designed to express their grievances, the terror group showed a jihadist emerging from an explosion and holding an AK-47 aloft, with a packed football arena in the background.

Meanwhile, Mr. Putin is on the left of the image with a black and orange target aiming straight at him, and across the poster is written; 'Russia 2018. Putin you disbeliever. You will pay the price for killing Muslims.'

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According to Dailymail, this threat is The threat is likely to be related to Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in his government's fight against ISIS - a battle also fought by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and other rebel factions in Syria.

The poster was released on an encrypted channel on a messaging app, Telegram before it was finally discovered on twitter, and it is one of the series of posters published by the pro-ISIS 'Wafa Media Foundation' threatening terror attacks on the World Cup.

In their previous posts, the terror group targeted Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in a poster showing him kneeling next to a jihadist in an orange jumpsuit often worn by victims in ISIS's execution videos, kneeling on the grass of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium - the venue for the World Cup final.

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Others have shown a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb baring the infamous black ISIS flag in front of a football stadium with the 2018 World Cup logo.

According to schedule, this year’s World Cup will be staged across 11 cities in Russia with the final set to go down at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

However, thousands of England fans are expected to settle down in St Petersburg, Russia's second largest city for the month-long competition.

Meanwhile, the same city was the scene of an horrific ISIS attack when a briefcase bomb detonated on the underground in April, killing 14 people.

The blast was in retaliation to Russia's airstrikes in Syria that have helped bring the regime to its knees.

Thousands of Russians from mainly central Asia have travelled to the Middle East to fight for ISIS, while Experts in Moscow believe around 2,400 joined the regime in 2015 alone.

England's involvement in the tournament has been questioned in the wake of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury which the government has blamed on Russia. Some politicians have called for the national team to boycott the tournament.

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Source: Naija.ng

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