ISIS vows Eiffel Tower drone attack as security chiefs predict attack using a remote-controlled craft
ISIS has threatened a drone attack on the Eiffel Tower with a chilling new poster.
The threat comes just four months after Paris installed a 10ft anti-terror wall around the landmark, using bulletproof glass to protect visitors from potential attacks.
The red and black poster shows a drone carrying a sizeable object while flying next to the Eiffel Tower, which is framed in crosshairs.
A jihadist is depicted walking nearby.
The poster warns: “Await for our surprises.”
The propaganda piece was put out by ISIS-affiliated media group Muharir al-Ansar, which circulates vile terror material in English.
In May, it released an image with French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, declaring “sang pour sang” – or “blood for blood”.
In another poster the group issued a directive for Muslims in the West to “answer the call” and join the “caravan of martyrs”.
The group idolises Paris native Samy Amimour, one of the 2015 Bataclan attackers, who criticised those living in France who “claim to be Muslims” yet don’t fight.
Paris completed installation of the anti-terror wall, a permanent structure, around the Eiffel Tower in June this year. It replaces the old metal fencing with 450 clear panels.
Soldiers and police will keep patrolling inside and outside the area, as they have done since the deadly November 2015 attacks in the French capital.
According to PJ Media, the ISIS-affiliated media group recently also depicted the assassination of President Trump in August and September posters.
The Eiffel Tower propaganda poster comes as the head of the FBI warned that the US was at risk of being attacked by terror groups like ISIS by drone.
FBI director Christopher Wray told a US Senate last week: “The threat from Unmanned Aircraft Systems [UAS] in the US is steadily escalating.
“While there has been no successful malicious use of UAS by terrorists in the US to date, terrorist groups could easily export their battlefield experiences to use weaponised UAS outside the conflict zone.
Source: The Sun