The Iraq and Syria Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has responded to US air strikes in Iraq by sending a series of threatening and graphic tweets.
The US military carried out a third round of air strikes to defend civilians in northern Iraq. In response, more than 14,000 threatening messages from the Isis group and its supporters were posted on Twitter using the hashtag #amessagefromISIStoUS.
One read: “This is a message for every American Citizen. You are the target of every Muslim in the world wherever you are.”
Many of the messages were accompanied with graphic images showing the bodies of US marines, British servicemen, as well as other pictures from the 11 September attacks on the World Trade Centre.
Brits, including former Conservative MP Louise Mensch, and Americans hit back at the threats using an opposing hashtag #amessagefromUStoISIS.
Mensch said: "Where's Bin Laden now, bitches? Al Baghdadi will beg for his life and hide behind women too. #AmessagefromISIStoUS #tcot."
Mark Borkowski, founder and head of Borkowski PR, analysed how the extremists are dominating the media through Twitter. He said “Isis is a brilliant example of a deviant brand, keeping the headlines big and their aura powerful and persuasive”