Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Warning For British Tourists As ISIS Makes 'Direct Threats' Against Favourite Spain's Holiday Hotspots
Spain's government has warned of the threats amid the latest signs that the militant group has encouraged sympathisers to launch catastrophic attacks.
ISIS has reportedly vowed to take revenge on Spain - visited by more than 12 million Britons every year - after anti-terror police arrested dozens of suspected militants in 2016.
Authorities have seen an alarming increase in the number of propaganda videos subtitled in Spanish and aimed at possible recruits in Spain.
The government document reveals that the jihadist group is stepping up its efforts to hire Spanish translators, suggesting plans to attract Spanish-speaking foreign fighters,
The warning comes after a number of terror attacks claimed by ISIS - including attacks on a Christmas market in Berlin and Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, France, last year.
Holidaymakers have expressed fears of beach attacks in Europe amid threats from terrorists and following a massacre in Tunisia.
ISIS fanatic Seifeddine Rezgui killed 38 people, including 30 British tourists, in a mass shooting in June 2015.
Last week police in France arrested a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend over an alleged plot to launch a suicide attack in Paris.
The girl was arrested after she pledged allegiance to the terror group in a video posted online.
Materials used for bomb making were allegedly found in the couple's home.