DUBAI: US air strikes against the Islamic State to be avenged say Al-Qaeda.
The Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has threatened revenge attacks against the United States for carrying out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
In a statement posted on its Twitter account AQAP said US air strikes on militant targets in Iraq were a declaration of war by ‘Zionist and Crusader’ forces that will not go unpunished.
“The declaration of war by US President Barack Obama on Muslims in Iraq and the subsequent targeting of the fighters by American aircraft clearly shows that the Zionist-Crusader threat is still the most dangerous to the Islamic Ummah. We call on all Islamic groups to support their brothers by harming America and by making it part of their plans to hit America militarily, economically and in the media.
We call on Muslims anywhere, especially those who can enter America, to support their brothers by waging war against America in any way they can,” the statement said.