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Iran-backed terrorists threaten to bomb Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as Brit influencers flock to Gulf to escape lockdown


TERRORISTS backed and funded by Iran have threatened to blow up Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper with drones.

A bloodthirsty militia group turned its sights on the glitzy Gulf getaway where scores of Brit influencers and reality stars have gone to escape lockdown.

A drone attack on the Burj Khalifa is depicted in a chilling terrorist propaganda poster

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A drone attack on the Burj Khalifa is depicted in a chilling terrorist propaganda poster
Dubai's 2,722ft Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest skyscraper

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Dubai’s 2,722ft Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest skyscraper Credit: Alamy

A chilling propaganda poster shows a mocked-up image of red ball of flames erupting 100 storeys up the tower as a second drone zooms towards the target.

It appears to be a World Trade Center-style plot to topple the world’s tallest building, which is more than half a mile high at 2,722ft.

The threat comes from an Iraqi militia group suspected of launching two drone attacks in Saudi capital Riyadh this week.

Respected analysts the SITE Intel Group said on Twitter: “Alleged group behind drone in Riyadh depicts strike on Burj Khalifa in Dubai.”

And the MEMRI terror monitoring outlet shared the image on its website, along with text of what it says is the group’s threat to attack the tower.

Terrorism monitoring groups revealed the new threat to Dubai

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Terrorism monitoring groups revealed the new threat to Dubai
Analysts say the threat came from the same Iran-back group that launched drone strikes in Riyadh earlier this week

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Analysts say the threat came from the same Iran-back group that launched drone strikes in Riyadh earlier this week

A double blast was heard in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and witnesses said it appeared a missile had intercepted a drone.

A similar drone attack on Saturday was initially blamed on the Houthis, Iran-backed rebels in Yemen who have attacked targets inside Saudi Arabia many times before.

However the Houthis denied it, and instead a new militia based in Iraq issued a statement claiming responsibility, reports The Times.

The Alwiya al-Waad al-Haq, or Brigades of the Righteous Promise, said the attack had been “launched solely by Iraqi hands”.

An online news channel close to Iran-backed terrorists in Iraq said the attacks were meant to make Saudi Arabia the “playground of missiles and drones”.

The Brigades of the Righteous Promise appears to be the latest shadowy militia group that has sprung up since the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani a year ago.

He headed the Quds force and coordinated terror groups fighting Tehran’s proxy wars in Iraq and across the Middle East.

The same shadowy militias have launched repeated missile attacks on the Baghdad Green Zone and on US and Iraqi army convoys.

INFLUENCER HOT SPOT

Dozens of celebs and Instagram stars have been soaking up Dubai’s winter sun in recent weeks, despite the coronavirus lockdown at home.

Earlier this week fitness influencer Sheridan Mordew left This Morning fans fuming when she insisted her Dubai holiday was an “essential work trip”.

Geordie Shore favourite Chloe Ferry also shared pics of her Dubai trip on social media, and co-star Sophie Kasaei stripped naked as she posed in a hotel.

Love Island's Francesca Allen soaks up the sun in Dubai earlier this month

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Love Island’s Francesca Allen soaks up the sun in Dubai earlier this monthCredit: Instagram
Love Island's Georgia Harrison and Too Hot To Handle's Chloe Veitch teamed up on a 'work trip' to Dubai

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Love Island’s Georgia Harrison and Too Hot To Handle’s Chloe Veitch teamed up on a ‘work trip’ to DubaiCredit: Instagram
Towie's Yazmin Oukhellou also jetted off for a luxury break in Dubai

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Towie’s Yazmin Oukhellou also jetted off for a luxury break in DubaiCredit: Instagram

Love Island stars Georgia Steele, Francesca Allen and Wes Nelson have all shared pictures of themselves in the UAE resort.

Fellow Love Islander Amber Gill was forced to hit back at critics after posting photos of her “working trip”, and Laura Anderson was branded “selfish and distasteful” for flaunting her sunshine break.

Reality stars have been hit with a fierce backlash for dodging lockdown to pose on the beach in the Gulf.

Some have lost thousands of followers on Instagram and others have been bombarded with death threats.

Katie Price and Stacey Solomon have both blasted reality stars and influencers for going to Dubai during the pandemic.

Health secretary Matt Hancock also slammed Brits who jet off for “weekends in Dubai”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel also took a swipe, saying: “We see plenty of influencers on social media, showing off which parts of the world they are in – mainly sunny parts of the world.

“Going on holiday is not an exemption, and it’s important that people stay at home.”

Fitness influencer Sheridan Mordew says she is in Dubai for work

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Fitness influencer Sheridan Mordew says she is in Dubai for workCredit: Instagram
Love Island's Georgia Steele posed in skimpy undies on a Dubai high-rise

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Love Island’s Georgia Steele posed in skimpy undies on a Dubai high-riseCredit: Instagram
Sophie Kasaei said she is 'grateful' for escaping lockdown in Dubai

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Sophie Kasaei said she is ‘grateful’ for escaping lockdown in DubaiCredit: Instagram
Chloe Ferry also sunned herself in the UAE

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Chloe Ferry also sunned herself in the UAECredit: Instagram
Towie sisters Frankie and Demi Sims also enjoyed the Dubai beach

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Towie sisters Frankie and Demi Sims also enjoyed the Dubai beachCredit: Instagram
This Morning’s Holly and Phil confront fitness influencer who insists Dubai holiday was ‘essential work trip’ for her ‘mental health’





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