Isis have urged its followers to use sales websites like Craigslist and eBay to lure unsuspecting victims to their homes before taking them hostage and killing them.
The latest edition of the Isis magazine, Rumiyah, published tutorials on vehicle, knife and arson attacks for so-called “lone wolf” terrorists planning attacks in the West.
Published in 10 languages the magazine offers a guide on how to select a target and, “lure him to an appropriate location before attacking, subduing, binding and then slaughtering them”.
Isis is losing territory in Syria and Iraq as they are driven back with the aid of US-led airstrikes.
As they begin to crumble many analysts fear that they will focus increasingly on smaller attacks on the west before they are banished from the two largest cities they are present in, Raqqa and Mosul.
Would-be terrorists are advised to advertise items for sale on second-hand buy and sell websites or even to advertise potential jobs to lure victims to lure victims.
The ninth edition magazine says: “Online sales by way of buy and sell websites such as Craigslist, Gumtree, eBay, the Loot and others are an alternative means to luring one’s victims.”