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ISIS Urges Followers in Europe to Resort to Cyanide Poisoning | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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A shopper checks her shopping list in a supermarket in London, Britain April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Cairo- ISIS terrorist organization has issued new threats to Europe by urging its supporters to resort to cyanide poisoning in grocery stores and supermarkets.

In a cryptic message posted by ISIS on a channel traditionally used by these terrorists, lone wolves are called forth by the organization to embark on this latest act by using the poison as a new hidden weapon against the West.

Observers said that the group is resorting to new techniques after the huge losses it suffered in Iraq and Syria after losing control on Mosul, Tal Afar and large areas of Raqqa despite ISIS’ claims that it is the most influential group in the world.

ISIS told its supporters that the cyanide poisoning method has been tested on prisoners and it works.

The observers said several casualties have been reported after ISIS used the food poison tests on the prisoners.

Cyanide is a highly toxic chemical compound. It is mostly known in spy movies whereby it is used to get rid of the enemy or resorted to as suicide pills by spies, just in case they were captured.

The organization has also given instructions to issue threats in forms of fliers distributed in public and through mail boxes to terrorize the greatest number of people.

Amr Abdulrahman, a researcher on Islamic movements in Egypt, said that ISIS’ new terrorist plot lies in causing thousands of casualties.

He warned that the group could resort to establishing small cells in Europe to carry out large scale terrorist attacks to spread panic in the West.