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    The Islamic State (ISIL) has called on Muslims worldwide to launch jihad against Russian and US citizens.

    Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani called on the Muslim youth worldwide to start a holy war against Russians and Americans, who, according to ISIL, are waging a "crusaders' war" against Muslims, as cited by Reuters.

    Russia and the United States are carrying out separate campaigns against the Islamic State. Moscow launched airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syria's President Bashar Assad. Since September 2014, a US-led coalition has been bombing ISIL positions in Syria without the approval of the UN Security Council or Syrian authorities.

    Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters that Islamic State fighters have lost a large part of their weapons and equipment since Russia has stepped up its airstrikes in Syria. This has forced the group to "set in motion the entire logistics network available to the terrorists in order to transport ammunition and fuel from the Raqqa province."

    In the past 24 hours, Russian aircraft carried out 88 sorties on 86 terrorist infrastructure positions in the Raqqa, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, and Aleppo regions in Syria.

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    • avatar
      mounir.assi
      This stupid guy can not touch Russia, but he can touch his masters the Americans.
      Mr Putin should go 100% to destroy this animals, no stop war against animals.
      Mr Putin please finish them all Isis,AlQaeda, and all the rest.
    • Baybars
      I bet Russians are quaking in their boots at this. Nice how alAdnani added the U.S. to his list of enemies after receiving 50 tonnes of ammunition and weapons from them just the other day.
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      EricG
      This is just the beginning...Clever move by the US (they created these monsters).
    • Vera Narishkin
      Smacks of desperation...
    • Earnie
      well, good luck. the russian border is only a few hundred miles north of the IS territory, so you guys should try it there first ;).
    • The truth is: Obama's Islamic State (ISIL) spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani has called on Muslims worldwide to launch jihad against Russian and US citizens. Just as Obama's US military and police serve and protect only devils, not the people!
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      Thor
      all funded by Israel and Saudi and CIA
    • avatar
      Thor
      all funded by Israel and Saudi and CIA
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      Ayelyah
      the holy war playing out in their minds is a far cry from the real one raging against the evil brew behind imposter israel staking claim on holy ground...the intended goal of ISIS imposter of Islam, runs parallel to israels.... they belong together, they are together ....the "coalition" taken up a creek without a paddle.... we move with Russia and all who move with her
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      wconell
      This is a legal declaration of war against the American people.
      Should Americans take up arms and arrest any member of ISIS anywhere seen in America.? Should use of lethal force against resistance legal as per war time law.?
    • Love for God
      There is nothing Islamic in "Islamic State." Neither it is a State.

      Call the Spades - just that - Spades. They are Daesh. Wahhabists. It wreaks of Satanism.
    • Love for God
      There is nothing Islamic in "Islamic State." Neither it is a State.

      Call the Spades - just that - Spades. They are Daesh. Wahhabists. It wreaks of Satanism.
    • choticastile
      When Russia is finished with this crowd, the only thing "holy" about them will be the gaping, burnt to cinder holes left where these idiots had their terrorist caches and hide-outs!
    • choticastilein reply toEricG(Show commentHide comment)
      EricG, Exactly! A holy war declared on Russia on US instructions, including the US == How often have they not said their flag will fly on the WH! Jeez, who is not laughing their butts off at these stupidos!
    • choticastilein reply towconell(Show commentHide comment)
      wconell, WC - Yes, right the American People! If you guys are gonna arrest ISIS members, start with the clowns in DC the zio S a t an yhu in TAV and immediately you're rid of the terrorists.
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