ISIS Lists Attacks On Gulf States As Saudi Threatens To Enter Syria

ISIS has declared war on Arab nations that have joined the anti-ISIS coalition

Feb 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET

ISIS is directing its wrath against Gulf states who’ve joined the coalition to bomb it out of existence, listing the attacks its affiliates have carried out within those nations’ borders.

An unofficial media network affiliated with the group has released its latest statistics on attacks ISIS has claimed responsibility for in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. The attacks have been directed mainly at Shiite mosques or strikes against Saudi security forces.

There have been at least seven attacks ISIS says it carried out in Saudi Arabia, one in Bahrain and one in Kuwait, when an ISIS suicide attacker blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque and killed at least 27 people. Seven of the nine attacks are considered “martyrdom operations,” or suicide bombings.

Saudi Arabia has said it will be sending ground troops into Syria as part of the anti-ISIS coalition. To ISIS, it is considered a pro-western corrupt kingdom that advocates a radical interpretation of Islam that ISIS itself perpetuates. Riyadh has long been a focus of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s ire. Two years ago he told his followers to aim first for Shiite targets in the kingdom, then Saudi and U.S. military security forces stationed there.