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Isis supporters post photos in Rome: report

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Isis supporters post photos in Rome: report
People pose with an Isis flag. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP
10:54 CEST+02:00
Supporters of the terrorist organization Isis have posted photographs allegedly taken in Rome, a group which monitors jihadist networks said on Monday.

Isis supporters took to Twitter to publish threatening images of signs allegedly being held in front of the Colosseum and other places in Rome, Site Intelligence Group said.

One of the Twitter posts, published by Site director Rita Katz, appears to show a train station being identified as a target. Others show a metro station and police vehicles.

Site has kept a close watch on the online activities of Isis and its supporters, with international media stating Site was the first to publish a video of the militant group beheading US journalist Steven Sotloff in September 2014.

Isis has in recent months made direct threats against Rome, prompting the Italian government to increase security in the capital.

READ MORE: Italy steps up security after Isis threats 

Last month police arrested two people suspected of recruiting fighters for Isis. A third person was also arrested over allegedly writing an Italian-language propaganda document for the terrorist group.

READ MORE: Italy arrests suspected Isis recruiters

 
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