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Saturday, 1 November 2014
UK Foreign Office Warns British Tourists Abroad Are 'Terrorism Targets' After Airstrikes on ISIS
UK Home Secretary - Theresa May
British tourists travelling overseas have been warned by the Foreign
Office they are now targets for terror attacks from the Islamic State.
A statement from the Foreign Office on Friday said: "There is
considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attacks globally
against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals
motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.
"You should be vigilant at this time."
But it was quick to stress the action was not related to any particular attack.
Islamic State is urging supporters to use Ebola as a chemical weapon to
kill western civilians, according to a Spanish politician.
Francisco Martinez Vazquez, Spain's state secretary for security, claims the terror group will use any means possible to kill its enemies - including stabbing people with needles poisoned with the deadly virus.
told Spanish parliament that would-be militants are using chat rooms to
discuss terror attacks - including so-called 'lone wolf' attacks.
Vazquez said conversations he had witnessed identified 'many examples'
of threats to use Ebola as a chemical weapon, and he is taking the
One conversation he referred to discussed the 'use of Ebola as a poisonous weapon against the United States', and in another, militants worked out the best way to use 'deadly chemical products' stolen from laboratories.
Here is where one of 'many' examples where the possibility of using 'poisonous injections' was allegedly suggested.
Mr Martinez then listed six benefits of a strong online presence, as identified by Islamic State:
Threatening enemies through propaganda
Recruiting new members
this month, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said there was
"no credible evidence" Islamic State using the Ebola virus to attack the
But around the same time experts also warned against the use of Ebola as a biological weapon in the UK - stating the terror group could send infected militants, sparking widespread outbreaks.
Capt Al Shimkus, of the US Naval War College, said: “Individuals exposed to the virus become carriers.