05 Dec '16, 8pm

Islamic State urges supporters to stage new wave of attacks

Islamic State urges supporters to stage new wave of attacks

CAIRO: A newly identified spokesman for Islamic State urged sympathisers around the world to carry out a fresh wave of attacks, singling out Turkish diplomatic, military and financial interests as the Islamists' preferred targets. Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, whose role as the group's mouthpiece was disclosed for the first time on Monday, also told Islamic State fighters to stand their ground in the town of Tal Afar, where they are threatened by Iraqi forces bearing down on the city of Mosul, the group's last major Iraqi stronghold. In a defiant online message, Muhajer described Islamic State's military losses this year as setbacks and said an array of forces in Iraq and Syria had failed to defeat the jihadists. He said Islamic State supporters would target "the secular, apostate Turkish government in every security, military, economic and media establishment, including every...

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