The Islamic State group is reportedly calling for attacks against U.S. military bases and killing airmen in Britain in retaliation for U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
A group called the “Islamic State hacking division” has called for attacks against Royal Air Force Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Menwith Hill and RAF Alconbury, The Sunday Times reported Aug. 16.
The group also posted personal information online — including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses — of more than 1,400 people, including 16 Air Force personnel who have served at RAF bases, the newspaper reported. Up to four of those Air Force personnel may still be in Britain or Europe.
“Those identified on the list are warned: ‘We are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah [caliphate] who soon, with the permission of Allah, will strike at your necks in your own lands!’ ” according to the newspaper.