ISIS threatens New Year’s Day sniper massacre in New York saying they plan to make 2019 a year of ‘death and destruction’

Internet platforms have been sharing posters of a devastated Manhattan cityscape with the words: “Soon, Allah willing, the disbelievers will see the very thing they feared.”

A strap across the corner carried the date 1-1-2019 in red.

According to news blog PJ Media, a second piece of propaganda was issued that threatened to hit New York with explosive belts and vehicle bombs, "and harvest them with silencers and snipers".

Terror monitoring group Site Intel reported that other militants were vowing attacks across the West in general.

The propaganda push comes as it was revealed that ISIS suffered a major blow in the Middle East when the group’s second in command was arrested.

When he was captured he was found to be carrying 20 mobile phones, 80 gold ingots and wads of cash.

Osama Awaid Al-Ibrahim, or Abu Zeid, answered only to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

He was picked up by a joint force of the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Tayyana east of the Euphrates river.

Zeid was captured while hiding in a tunnel under a house with the intent of blowing himself up.

His sister, who had already been detained, talked him out of committing suicide.

The SDF had already found a weapons depot in Al-Tayyana.

Zeid was managing a network of ISIS fighters from his lair under a house.

The Syrian pro-opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl also reported that a US-SDF patrol captured Dhef Al-Melash, who served as a public relations officer for the terror group.

Law graduate Zeid was a Syrian army officer who defected at the breakout of the Syrian civil war several years ago, joined the Free Syrian Army, and then the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front before finally joining ISIS.

A notorious ISIS executioner who ordered supporters in the West to “pick up a big knife, go down to the streets and slaughter every infidel you encounter” has also been killed in a coalition airstrike.

Hulking Austrian Mohamed Mahmoud was filmed slaughtering prisoners in the ancient city of Palmyra, which has since been re-captured by Syrian government forces.

In a video posted on social media, Mahmoud – armed with an assault rifle – denounced German premier Angela Merkel and called for attacks in Europe.

The Footage – captured in May 2015 – then shows him shooting two prisoners in the head.

The film was entitled “The lions of the Caliphate: A message signed in blood to Angela Merkel”.

Mahmoud – who was being held by ISIS security forces for trying to turn his back on the terror group – died in a bombing raid in Syria according to online messages.


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