New video threatens more attacks in Bangladesh, cafe gunmen praised

The 'Islamic State' video released in a SITE Intelligence site on Tuesday is said to have been shot in Raqqah, the so-called capital of the Islamic State in Syria. 

The message containing threats has gone viral on social media among Bangladeshis still recovering from the shock from the slaughter of 20 hostages at Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen during the night-long siege on Friday. 

"It was a glimpse...will repeat," tweeted Rita Katz, director of SITE intelligence, quoting the men from the video. One had his face covered, while two others were bearded.
The video begins with Islamic State propaganda messages, with captions in Bangla, and boasts of death tolls from numerous terror attacks claimed by IS.    

“The jihad in Bangladesh, the one you are witnessing now, is nothing like anything you have seen before,” said one of them, in his ‘message’ for the Bangladesh government.   

Many on Facebook have identified the first speaker based on facial resemblance, but the claims could not be verified.

He then speaks in English for the ‘Christian and Jewish crusaders and their allies’ to say their leader Sheikh Adnani was not joking when he asked them to wage war.

“What you witnessed in Bangladesh yesterday was just a glimpse, this will repeat, repeat and repeat until you lose and we win ...”  

The five gunmen of the Gulshan attack were shot dead by commandos who took control of the case almost 12 hours after the youths launched the attack on the upscale eatery.
The morning raid led to freeing of 13 hostages, but 17 foreigners and three Bangladeshis had already been slaughtered. 

SITE had reported that IS claimed responsibility for the attack and said 20 were killed within few hours after Bangladesh’s first-ever hostage crisis emerged. 

But Bangladesh police have maintained that the militants were members of the banned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).  

Three of the attackers are from well-off families and studied in Dhaka’s top schools while two others came from poor families in Bogra.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the wake of the deadly attack said the sovereignty of Bangladesh was won with the blood of million martyrs and will never be compromised.



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