The terrorist group Islamic State has released a video in which it warns of an attack on Russia “very soon.”
The propaganda piece, which contains images of beheadings and the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot from earlier this year, contained threats against women and children, Daily Mail reported.
The video was reportedly made by the group’s Al-Hayat media center, with close-up images of prisoners being shot and decapitated. The warning to Russia is delivered as an Islamic chant or nasheed.
“We will take through battle the lands of yours we wish, so much of your lands,” the recorded video message says, according to Daily Mail. “Soon very soon, the blood will spill like an ocean... we will make your wives concubines and make your children our slaves.”
The video was released two weeks after the downing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Western governments say evidence is growing which suggests that ISIS planted a bomb on the Metrojet aircraft, killing all 224 people on board.
Another ISIS video was released last week celebrating the plane crash, and threatening the “swine” Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The video, with messages in both Russian and Arabic, also showed images of ISIS fighters handing out candy to civilians to celebrate the attack on the Russian plane. Threats of terrorist attacks on Russia were also included.
Russia has stepped up air strikes on facilities belonging to Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria, according to a report from the Daily Express Nov. 9.
“Over the last three days, Russian jets made 137 sorties in the Syrian Arab Republic and destroyed 448 facilities of terrorist infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Raqqa, Hama and Homs,” said Russian defense spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
Since September, Russian forces have been targeting ISIS positions in Syria, and those of other Islamist groups opposed to the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.