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Islamic State Khorasan (ISK) & Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) Threaten European & US Sporting Events with Weaponized Drones

C/O Futures Terrorism Research Note Series

Robert J. Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker

6 June 2024


The Islamic State Khorasan (ISK)—and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)—have been emboldened since the March 2024 Crocus City Hall attack in the Moscow metropolitan region. In an attempt to exploit that incident, threat messaging (via posters; images) against European and now United States sports venues has taken place over the last two months. These involve threats of ground attacks using IS Just Terror TTPs (published in Rumiyah) and increasingly are combined with threats of stand-alone weaponized drone (IED carrying) attacks and dual ground based and weaponized drone assaults on sports arenas. The intent of these threats is for propaganda purposes to generate terror within the West along with the promotion of Salafist-jihadi recruitment and fund- raising activities. The threat of weaponized drone attacks by ISK and ISIS against Europe and the US represents the crossing of a significant firebreak in their perception of the terrorism potentials unmanned aerial systems (UAS) now offer.



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