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World Cup 2018 ISIS issue threat to fans and players at Russia

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In a competition beset with problems, including England threatening to pull out of the finals after the suspicious death of a former spy on British soil, the Islamic group have now renewed their attack.

Their latest sick image – released by pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation via an Indonesian cell – shows a terrorist cell in khakis and brandishing AK47s

But worrying their shown lining up against the Russian international side with the eerie warnings ‘“big match”, ‘IS vs Russia” and ‘life or death’.

England are already set to play one of their World Cup matches at a Russian stadium which has featured in a chilling ISIS propaganda campaign.

Sick jihadists earlier this year released an image of a terrorist brandishing a sub machine gun and a bomb, with the Volgograd Arena in Southern Russia in the background.

It carries the words ‘Wait for Us’ underneath the sinister figure.

The stadium will host Gareth Southgate’s side when they face Tunisia on June 18, the World Cup draw revealed.

Although Volgograd is not an area which the Home Office advises football fans not to visit, it has urged supporters travelling to watch the tournament to see travel advice before travelling.

The image, shared throughout pro-ISIS channels on the encrypted messaging application Telegram, featured an excerpt of a Quranic verse manipulated by the ISIS followers to urge fellow jihadis to take every opportunity to conduct deadly attacks in the U.S. and Russia.

 

 

 

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