Islamic State threatens to ‘drown’ American targets in blood in new video


As Iraqi forces retake control of the country’s largest dam, a video by Islamic State militants have vowed to “drown” American targets in blood if the United States continues to launch airstrikes against the group.

Specifically, the militants said that they would launch attacks against Americans “in any place” if their members are killed by airstrikes, Reutersreported. The recording also showed images of an American man who was beheaded during the initial war in Iraq and flashed a message that read,“we will drown all of you in blood.”

The video’s release comes as President Barack Obama announced Iraqi and Kurdish security forces, with the help of US air power, were able to regain control of the Mosul Dam, marking the most significant victory for Iraq’s military since American airstrikes began more than one week ago.

“This operation demonstrates that Iraqi and Kurdish forces are capable of working together and taking the fight to ISIL [Islamic State],” Obama said on Monday. “If they continue to do so, they will have the strong support of the United States of America.”

When the dam fell into the hands of militants earlier this month, officials and other experts became concerned since the Islamic State gained the ability to potentially cut off electricity and water to tens of thousands of people. If destroyed, the dam could have also overwhelmed two different cities with water.

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