Terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group released a video on Thursday threatening the White House with suicide bombings and car blasts and vowing to conduct more attacks on France.
The six-minute video released by ISIL applauded last week’s Paris attacks, and comes one day after the militant group put out a video showing scenes of New York City, which suggested it was also a target.
ISIL claimed responsibility for last Friday’s attacks in Paris in which 129 people were killed.
FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday he was not aware of any credible threat of a “Paris-type attack” in the United States.
State Department spokesman John Kirby told CNN that Thursday’s video was being examined to determine its “veracity.” “Everybody here in the United States government are taking these threats seriously,” he said.
The video opened with television news clips of the Paris attacks and then shows two militants separately speaking to the camera.
Titled “Paris Before Rome,” the video showed an ISIL gunman threatening to “pound” French monuments and vowing to strike at the White House.
“We will blow it up, the same as we blew up the idols in this good land,” one gunman said, referring to the White House.
The second gunman threatened US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande. “We will grill them … with (explosive) belts and car bombs.”