Islamic State Threatens More Attacks

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Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria.
AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group

The Islamic State vowed attacks on Washington, D.C., and the Western world in a video released by an Iraq-based Islamic State group Nov. 16. Those speaking in the video warn that nations standing against the Islamic State will face attacks similar to Paris wherein roughly 130 were killed and more than 350 were injured Nov. 13.


“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day God willing, like France's and by God, as we struck France in the center of Paris, we swear we will strike America at its center in Washington,” said one of the militants.

France responded with a barrage of airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria, destroying several facilities. The U.S. conducted airstrikes Monday, targeting Syrian oil trucks, the U.S. officials told The New York Times that these missions were scheduled prior to the attacks on Paris.

T-38 Talon training aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Two airmen from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, were killed on Thursday when two T-38 Talon training aircraft crashed during training mission, according to a message posted on the base's Facebook age.

The two airmen's names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

A total of four airmen were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident, base officials had previously announced.

The medical conditions for the other two people involved in the crash was not immediately known.

An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.

Emergency responders from Vance Air Force Base are at the crash scene to treat casualties and help with recovery efforts.

Read the entire message below:

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today.

At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a training mission.

Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts.

Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification.

A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.

Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. #VanceUpdates.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is released.

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