ISIS sickos make chilling new Manchester terror threat just one year after arena bombing

A picture of a jihadi lurking on the city's streets, with a dead body lying behind him, has been sent out by the Islamic death cult's propaganda wing.

The poster shows a bearded man wearing a baseball cap and a hoodie as he stands on a street corner in the Ancoats area of Manchester – close to the city centre.

Behind him lies a dead body on the pavement and the poster warns: “We will fulfil our promises to you.”

It is not clear exactly who the man on the poster is or why his photo has been used by ISIS.

Manchester-born jihadi Salman Abedi struck with a home-made suicide bomb at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in May last year.

The explosive detonated moments after US pop star Ariana left the stage, sending nuts and bolts flying as young fans made their way out of the venue.

At least 64 people were injured in the horror blast with 22 gig-goers killed.

Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, was the youngest victim. She was killed after becoming separated from her mum and sister at the venue.

ISIS is believed to be ramping up its threats to the West as its territories in Iraq and Syria begin to be taken by coalition forces.

The UK, US, France and Italy have all been threatened in recent weeks.

Security experts now believe that the summer’s World Cup in Russia is top of the group’s hit list.

Fanatics have vowed to strike at the tournament in revenge for Russian airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

Chris Hawkins, a senior analyst at Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, revealed: “There are numerous terrorism threats affecting the World Cup.

“The main one, as with the rest of Russia, comes from lone actors with low capabilities. Tactics will likely include knives and vehicle attacks targeting fans visiting games or the surrounding areas.

“Targets will include match day stadia, particularly in Moscow and St Petersburg – the two cities that will have the largest concentration of foreign visitors, with Moscow hosting the key fixtures of the World Cup, including the final and the opening fixture.

“Sochi and Volgograd are two other cities at heightened risk due to their proximity to the North Caucasus region meaning they are logistically viable cities for militants to stage attacks.”

England will play their opening match against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18, but many Three Lions fans are expected to stay in either St Petersburg or Moscow and travel to group games by train or plane.

Manager Gareth Southgate will base his squad at a country hotel just outside St Petersburg, Russia’s second city and former capital.
Terror expert Mr Hawkins added that returning ISIS fighters posed a credible threat due to weapons and bomb-making experience, adding: “These fighters have had combat experience and have had training in operating military-grade firearms as well as manufacturing IEDS.”

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