#AmessagefromISIStoUS: Americans and militant fans in bitter Twitter war

Under the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS on microblogging site Twitter, ISIS fans shared photos of dead U.S. army soldiers.

As U.S. airstrikes pound Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant-held positions in Iraq, Americans and supporters of the radical group have begun trading threats on social media.

Under the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS on microblogging site Twitter, ISIS fans shared photos of dead U.S. army soldiers, and the burning twin towers of 9/11.

“If America attacks Iraq; every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bomb,” wrote one of the group’s supporters.

“This is a message for every American Citizen. You are the target of every Muslim in the world wherever you are,” wrote another.

Meanwhile, others posted photos of severed heads, warning that U.S. troops would soon face the same grisly end.

“For every drop of blood shed by the Iraqis, Americans will shed a river of blood,” another posted.

Fierce opposition

However, under the opposing hashtag #AmessagefromUStoISIS, American citizens attempted to settle the score.

“RIP to all the IS terrorists here, in one week you will be all dead,” wrote one user.

“Can't wait til morning to see how many of you are now martyrs,” wrote another.

Even former British member of parliament Louise Mensch - who resigned her post in order to move to New York - added her comments under the hashtag, stating: “Some left wingers pretty upset ISIS are being bombed. I'm throwing a party.”

On Friday, U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq near the Kurdish-held capital of Erbil, destroying a militant convoy and two mortar teams, according to the Pentagon.

The U.S. will focus on military strikes that protect American personnel and address the humanitarian situation faced by religious minorities, until Iraq forms a new “inclusive” government, the White House said on Friday. Currently, there are no plans to send U.S. ground troops to Iraq.

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