- - Friday, June 24, 2016

Jihadis have been using the Russian-developed, encrypted communications service called Telegram to communicate in the wake of revelations the NSA intercepting other modes of communication. One channel on the network voiced joy at the Brexit results and the perceived negative impact this will have on the European Union and the UK. The channel encouraged attacks in Brussels and Berlin to paralyze Britain in the wake of the British vote.

A direct threat to football and holiday targets was communicated to the public at large overnight.

UK military chiefs have warned there is a “serious and direct threat to holiday resorts across Europe” from groups like ISIS. The Foreign Office (FCO) says “there is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.”

Belgian authorities say the plot required “immediate intervention” after they arrested 12 people in Brussels, reports the Mirror in the UK.

Farouk Özgünes, from Flemish public broadcaster VTM said: “The suspects were planning to carry out attacks while the Red Devils were playing a match at the European Championships this weekend. “Perhaps they were planning to commit another attack today in Brussels.”

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