The sick ambitions of a caliphate bent on carnage: Chilling map predicts where ISIS will seize new land, strike the West with ‘lone wolf attacks’ and awaken ‘sleeper cells’… all before the end of Ramadan
- ISIS announced it will target Western countries like UK, France, Spain and Italy, Institute for the Study of War says
- It correctly predicted ISIS would execute ‘mass casualty attack’ on Tunisia and a Shia mosque in the Middle East
- ISIS militant Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 – including 18 Britons – when he opened fire on tourists on Tunisian beach
- At almost the same time, an ISIS suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shia mosque in Kuwait – killing at least 27
- Extremists will also unleash its dangerous ‘terror cells’ in south-east Asian countries like Malaysia, the Philippines
- Combination of four surveys found that 42million Muslims in Arab states feel ‘somewhat positively’ towards ISIS
ISIS will mark the holy month of Ramadan and the first anniversary of its self-imposed caliphate by launching bloody terror attacks on the West and activating ‘terror cells’ in countries as far as the Philippines, respected terrorism analysts have predicted.
It already controls large swathes of land across Iraq, Syria and Libya – where over eight million people live under the terror group’s brutal regime – and has formed partnerships with other extremist groups across the Middle East and north Africa.
Now the terror group will capitalise on religious tension and war to plunge as much of the world into chaos as it can by July 18, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) says.
In its report, ‘ISIS Military Operations during Ramadan’ which was published on June 7, it correctly predicted ISIS would execute a ‘mass casualty attack’ in Tunisia, which has become a ‘breeding ground’ for the extremists in recent years.
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Terror: Respected counter-terrorism experts have predicted ISIS will carry out bloody terror attacks on Western nations and awaken ‘sleeper cells’ in south-east Asia by the end of the holy month of Ramadan on August 18
Massacre: The counter-terrorism experts correctly predicted that ISIS would launch a ‘mass casualty attack’ on Tunisia, where hotel staff are seen mopping up blood after an ISIS gunman killed 38 innocent tourists on a nearby beach
It also said Islamic State – which is a Sunni Muslim extremist group – would target Shia mosques in the Middle East.
As 38 people were being gunned down on a Tunisian beach on Friday, a suicide bomb attack massacred 27 innocent worshipers and injured 200 others at a Shia mosque in Kuwait.
‘These attacks came days after ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged its followers to launch attacks during Ramadan, as death this month is considered more valuable than in other months,’ an ISW counter-terrorism analyst told MailOnline.
Harleen Ghambir added: ‘We have been watching ISIS increasingly gain support among followers in Tunisia over the past few months, and that attack confirms that ISIS intends to use that support to encourage attacks against tourists and Western targets.’
As many as 2,400 Tunisians have joined ISIS on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria since 2011 and worryingly, 400 of them have since returned to the country, its Interior Ministry has said.
The country is almost entirely Muslim, but ISW also predicts that ISIS will mastermind ‘lone wolf attacks’ on countries with smaller Muslim populations like the UK, United States, Canada and Australia.
Its experts claim the countries ISIS has announced as targets are England, France, Italy, Spain, the United States, the Caucuses region of southern Russia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Meanwhile dozens of other nations including Greece, Romania and Australia are at risk of deadly ‘surprise attacks’.
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