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Anonymous declares ‘cyber war’ against Islamist militants

In revenge for the killings of Charlie Hebdo journalists, Anonymous vowed to attack websites belonging to radical Islamists

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The Belgian offshoot of Hacktivist group Anonymous vowed to attack websites belonging to radical Islamists in revenge for the Paris killings of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and journalists.

In a YouTube video, the group posted a message in French stating it had “declared war” against terrorist groups.

Directing its message to “al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorists,” Anonymous said it would take down the websites and social media accounts of these militant groups.

Anonymous posted a message on Pastebin, a popular website for storing and sharing text, also in French, which was addressed to the “enemies of the freedom of expression.”

It dubbed its operation as #OpCharlieHebdo.