In a chilling reminder of the Bastille Day Massacre where a truck plowed through men, women and children in southern France, ISIS is encouraging lone jihadists to use trucks as weapons to target large-scale events like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
The instructions, which give insight on how to inflict the greatest destruction, are included in the latest edition of the Islamic State’s new English-language magazine Rumiyah.
The terror group said an average truck would not arouse suspicion and could inflict more damage than a regular military fighter.
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‘The method of such an attack is that a vehicle is plunged at a high speed into a large congregation of (non-believers)… and leaving behind a trail of carnage,’ the article said.
‘Vehicles are like knives as they are extremely easy to acquire. But unlike knives, which if found in one’s possession can be a cause for suspicion, vehicles arouse absolutely no doubts due to their widespread use throughout the world.
‘Though being an essential part of modern life, very few actually comprehend the deadly and destructive capability of the motor vehicle.’
Rumiyah stated that heavy, large, load-bearing trucks would be ideal – and to avoid small cars and large SUVs.
The article included a photo of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York with the caption: ‘An excellent target’, as well as listing political rallies, outdoor markets and festivals.
It was targeted towards lone-wolf attackers and advised the jihadists to determine the best way to let people know the attack was being carried out by the Islamic State.
‘An example of such would be simply writing on dozens of sheets of paper ‘The Islamic State will remain!’ or ‘I am a soldier of the Islamic Sate!’ prior, and launching them from the vehicle’s window during the execution of the attack,’ the article read.
Rumiyah mentioned the ‘superbly demonstrated’ Bastile Day attack in Nice, France, that saw Mohamed Salmene Lahouaiej-Bouhlel kill 86 and injure 434 people when he drove his truck into a crowd.
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