Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Islamic State Is Focusing On Saudi Arabia

ISIL Targets Saudi Intelligence -- Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

Officials: ‘Crowd-sourced’ assassination campaign aimed at destabilizing Saudi Arabia

The ultra-violent al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities inside the oil-rich kingdom.

A Twitter campaign by ISIL terrorists was launched Friday that sought information on Saudi intelligence officers. It followed a fatal knife attack against a Saudi police officer last week.

U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring ISIL’s social media communications identified the campaign as a crowd-sourced effort to gather names and other personal information about Saudi intelligence officials for the assassination campaign.

The campaign, according to U.S. officials, appears aimed at destabilizing Saudi Arabia, the location of two of Islam’s holiest cities.

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My Comment: Why not go for the main prize .... Saudi Arabia .... home of Islam's holiest sites and trillions of dollars in oil wealth.

1 comment:

Buick93 said...

It would be an interesting campaign. Saudi Arabia's National Guard has the most powerful military in the region (other than Iran and Egypt), but given the fact that it's also a hotbed of Wahabism, how will they react to a Sunni group coming it?

Something tells me that they will rigorously defend their territory, which will cause huge headaches for ISIS.