IS threatens European Champions League stadiums…security emergency

The extremist terrorist group Islamic State has threatened to attack major European stadiums where the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are being played.

According to the Associated Press, the Islamic State released posters targeting the Champions League quarterfinals through its propaganda outlet, Al-Jazeera, on Aug. 8 local time.

The poster features the names of the four stadiums where the quarterfinals will be played – Emirates Stadium in London, England; Parc des Princes in Paris, France; and Santiago Bernabeu and Civitas Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain – and the message “Kill them all.”

In the center of the poster, a man dressed entirely in black and a mask stands holding a gun.

“We are aware of the terrorist threat to this week’s Champions League matches and are in close contact with the authorities at each stadium,” the European Football Association said in a statement, adding that “all matches will go ahead as scheduled with appropriate security measures in place.”

The Champions League quarterfinal first leg is scheduled to take place on September 10 and the second leg on September 16-17.

The Emirates Stadium will host English Premier League (EPL) leader Arsenal and German professional soccer’s Bayern Munich, featuring South Korea’s Kim Min-jae, on the evening of the 9th.

The Santiago Bernabeu will also host the first leg of the Champions League between Spain’s Real Madrid and England’s Manchester City at the same time.

French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), featuring Lee Kang-in, and Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona will face off at PSG’s home stadium on Tuesday evening.

At the same time, Spain’s Atletico Madrid and Germany’s Borussia 카지노 Dortmund will face off at the Metropolitano stadium.

The threat of an IS attack has prompted countries hosting the games to increase their security posture.

“The national security forces have activated all early warning, protection systems and defenses to prevent terrorist threats,” Spain’s Interior Ministry said today.

Around 2,000 additional police and other security personnel will also be deployed to the stadium to prepare for any eventuality.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin also said that security measures will be significantly increased for the PSG and FC Barcelona match on Tuesday.

The British police have “drawn up a robust policing plan for tonight’s match” and are “working closely with Arsenal’s security team.”


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