Isis threaten to plant bombs at ‘every American embassy'
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All 294 US diplomatic outposts are on high alert after the terror threats were posted online by rebels.
One ISIS post said: “If America attacks Iraq every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs.”
Another vowed: “If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target.”
The terrorists said that companies in Arab countries employing US citizens would also be targeted, after threatening to “slaughter” US doctors around the world. The messages came amid a US government fightback on Twitter against ISIS militants who urged followers to tweet threats.
The @ansaar999 account, which appears to have links with the rebel group, tweeted its 23,400 followers, telling them to post anti-US messages in English.
The messages, sent to politicians and celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, contained images of dead US soldiers, the 9/11 attacks and masked ISIS fighters.
The US joined the war of words on the Think Again Turn Away account, which is used to respond to critics in the Middle East.