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ISIS-linked tweets call on 'lone wolves' to slaughter Twitter staff

Terrorist group ISIS is not just going after political icons or reporters.

It is now calling for Twitter staff to be assassinated.

A group linked with the jihadist group (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS) issued the series of tweets on Sunday night — asking “lone wolves” in the U.S. and Europe to make Twitter employees the focus of their attacks.

The @dawlamoon account purportedly represents Al Nusra Al Maqdisia (The Supporters of Jerusalem), a group that pledged loyalty to ISIS.

CBS News reported that Twitter has suspended the account.

Online news website Vocativ said it was impossible to independently verify whether the account reflects official ISIS policy, but said the group is frequently referenced in online ISIS forums.

Sources: CBS News, Vocativ, Twitter

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