A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York’s JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend.
The account said that attacks would be carried out on planes ‘flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US’ and warned that ‘there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.’
The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group – the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization – on its website.
The group is directed by founder Rita Katz, who has tracked and analyzed global terrorism and jihadi networks for nearly two decades.
She is well-recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in the field and has received special recognition from FBI Director Robert Mueller for her ‘outstanding assistance to the FBI in connection with its investigative efforts.’