An ISIS militant with a suspected British accent has threatened US President Donald Trump and warned of new attacks as US-backed forces have the terror group on the run in the Middle East.
The chilling video shows the jihadist pledging further violence, claiming the besieged militant group has Italy and Turkey in its sights.
The young man is wielding a large knife and standing next to a machine gun positioned at a window in an unknown location.
He vows to “slaughter” innocent victims in their own homes in retaliation for the bloody campaigns to eliminate the terror group in Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq.
ISIS has suffered heavy losses amid fighting in both cities. The urban warfare has left hundreds of people dead and more than a million displaced.
In the video, the men approaches the camera and angrily points his index finger as he clutches a knife.
Switching between English and Arabic, he tells the camera: “This is a message to the new pharaoh of today, Donald Trump.
“You may have your eyes on Raqqa and Mosul but we have our eyes on Constantinople [Istanbul] and Rome.”
He adds: “We will slaughter you in your own houses.”
It is believed the video was recorded in Raqqa, which served as ISIS’ de facto capital after militants seized the city in 2013.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are said to be on the verge of seizing full control of the city’s southern neighbourhoods as gun battles continue in the streets.
A coalition spokesman said the SDF, which includes the Kurdish YPG militia, was making “consistent gains”.
Activists have expressed fears for up to 50,000 civilians, including many sick and wounded, who were trapped by the fighting.
The campaign to liberate Raqqa began in early June, overlapping with a siege in Mosul that led to ISIS’ defeat there.
Coalition spokesman Col Ryan Dillon told Reuters: “We’ve seen a less coherent ISIS defense in Raqqa compared to Mosul.
“ISIS is still using car bombs, booby traps, and civilians to hide behind, but their inability to address the multiple advances from the SDF is apparent.”