Anti-terrorism expert David Otto issued the warning and Russia announced on Friday (June 16) that it was investigating whether one of its air strikes on a meeting of Isis senior members in Raqqa, Syria on May 28 killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“The information being verified through different channels is that the leader of Isis Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed as a result of the strike, was present at the meeting,” the defense ministry said in a statement. “Russia will be the immediate option of the target, but a supporter will not want to be predictable,” he said.
“Indiscriminate and unorganized attacks against soft and difficult targets using improvised weapons will certainly be shared by those who are inspired by his [Baghdadi] leadership.”
Similarly, the Interior Ministry refused to comment on Otto’s speculation, referring to a statement by Prime Minister Theresa Mayo following the terrorist attack on the London Bridge, which reflects the UK’s current stance on fighting terrorism.
“Since the emergence of the Islamist-inspired terrorist threat, our country has made significant progress in disrupting conspiracies and protecting the public,” Mai said in the statement. “But it’s time to say enough, everyone needs to live their lives as they usually do, and our society must continue to work according to our values, but when it comes to extremism and terrorism, things need to change.
“As a reaction, our response must be as it always was when we faced violence, we must come together, we must come together and unite, we will defeat and defeat our enemies,” the statement said. The London Bridge attack in June was the third to be signed on British soil in recent months. Isis claimed responsibility for all three attacks.