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    In this edition: ISIS militants sending threatening Twitter messages to the US; calls to restore peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia; and the young man who took a selfie every single day for seven years.


    ISIS MILITANTS SEND THREATENING TWITTER MESSAGES TO US
    "Every American citizen is a legitimate target for us". "we humiliated the American army and we will do it again", "we will march towards Washington and take the White House" … these are just some of the threatening tweets posted online by ISIS militants and their supporters under the #AMessageFromISIStoUs hashtag. Messages that have multiplied following Barack Obama`s decision last week to authorize military air strikes against the Islamist group, in northern Iraq. 
    The menacing posts often feature gruesome photos of the September 11 attacks, soldiers’ coffins or burnt out US military vehicles, to demonstrate what will be in store for the US if they continue to cross ISIS. The stated aim of the images is to frighten US citizens and prompt them to call for an immediate end to the US air strikes on areas under ISIS control. 
    But the ISIS militants ‘vast communications campaign is not having the intended impact – far from it. Web users across the United States are angry and have been responding to the Jihadist threats, promising them a merciless war, and sharing photos of the military bombers on social networks to show them what will happen if they try and take on the American army… 
    CALLS TO RESTORE PEACE BETWEEN ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN
    "Just as we have beaten the Armenians on the political and economic fronts, we are able to defeat them on the battlefield&a... Go on reading on our web site.
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