Islamic State Fighters Claim to be on Streets of Rome
Pictures have been shared on social media by ISIS affiliated twitter accounts of places in Italy, with cards saying “we are in your streets” and “#IslamicStateInRome.”
Many others on twitter were skeptical of the tweets and accused them of being fake.
The Islamic State has long threatened to attack Italy, specifically Rome, as this video from May 2014 shows.
In January Buzzfeed News interviewed an Islamic State operative in Turkey who said he had organized transit to Europe for fighters disguised as refugees. Some of them, they said, were now waiting for the order to attack.
He claimed the some 4,000 Islamic State fighters are now in Europe, but the real figure is thought to be much lower.
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