UK IS terrorists are planning a massive attack on a “public gathering” in the UK, an army officer has revealed.
General el-Saadi, 60 years old, said Mirror that his Golden Division special forces unit discovered shocking plans during a raid on a desert hideout.
“We discovered that the UK was the next target outside of Iraq,” he said.
“I can tell you that from the information we found at the site of one of our recent raids, the next targeted terrorist attack will take place within UK.”
He also confirmed that the terrorist group operating in the UK includes British nationals.
Our own intelligence agencies is said to be working to stop the attack.
The general also revealed that the attack will take place in a public place to maximize its impact, but cannot narrow down the exact nature of the predicted crime, such as bombing or shooting. .
He said: “I don’t have those details for you except that it would be, if it happened, in a public place of the kind I have described to you.
“We have given all the information to the British authorities to let them know about it.
Islamic State, also known as IS or Daesh, was founded in 1999, before gaining global fame in the mid-2010s when it occupied most of the territory of Iraq and Syriaas well as carrying out numerous international terrorist attacks.
Its stated aim was to establish a global caliphate and impose strict Islamic law worldwide, based on jihadist ideology similar to that of Al Qaeda.
The general’s revelation came as Iraq announced that it had killed Isis leader Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurayshi.
DNA analysis is underway and a human body recovered from a mountain complex hit by Iraqi warplanes has not yet been identified as al-Qurayshi, but General el-Saadi said that authorities “believed” that he was killed.
Türkiye previously claimed to have killed the rebel leader in April, but those reports have never been confirmed.
Isis leadership has undergone significant changes since the death of the first self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019.
Al-Qurayshi was the first so-called caliph king to be killed in battle since.
RAF Typhoon jets have recently carried out airstrikes in the Hamrin Mountains, but it is not known if they were involved in this mission.