ISIS militant Abu Sulayman al-Firansi (the “French) has been broadcasted in a new video, giving detailed instructions on how to conduct knife attacks in the West.
He stated that there is no need to use firearms, enough to use blade weapons,demonstrating techniques on hostage in the video. (Source IntelCenter)
Lyon Risk Management Assessment
Last week, the U.S. State Department issued an alert to Europe during the holiday season as well on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The two main Jihadist groups, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, have promised to perform terrorist actions by the end of 2016.
The risk of terrorist attacks, whatever they’ll be performed by lone wolves or small cells, can be assessed as highly likely.
Even without achieving to conduct even one effective attack, terrorist groups would have achieved a semi-success with the mobilization of hundreds of security force officers, already exhausted and costing huge sums, digging on the gap between national communities and thus favouring the rising of populist politicians in several countries.
And, even if only one minor attack were to be carry out, the message will be anyway intensified.
Either way, it is going to be a very cheap victory for the Jihadists.