ISIS tweeted out a message claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany at a Christmas Market. A semi-truck plowed into a crowd of holiday shoppers and festival goers.
See for yourself:
1. Speak of the devil, ISIS appears to have just claimed the Berlin attack. Here's the post from their Nashir channel and a Google Translate pic.twitter.com/tIgMUOFGc0
— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) December 20, 2016
The wording is of interest as it uses much of the same language as we’ve seen from the posthumous claims in the past. ISIS refers to the suspect as a “soldier of the Islamic State”, which gives them credit without directly tying them to a specific cell of the organization. Remember German authorities have reportedly already released the man they believed was the suspect. So we’re starting over from scratch on the perpetrator to some degree.
Now we watch as the Media struggles to find a motive behind the attack.