Paris/Cairo: Islamic State has warned countries taking part in air strikes against it in Syria that they would suffer the same fate as France and has specifically mentioned Washington as its next target.
In a new video released by ISIS on Monday, a militant is heard saying, "We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day God willing, like France's and by God, as we struck France in the centre of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its centre in Washington."
The authenticity of the video is yet to be verified.
Meanwhile, French police made 23 arrests and seized assault rifles and drugs in a nationwide overnight sweep on suspected Islamist militants following Friday's attacks on capital Paris that has claimed at least 129 lives.
Belgian jihadi, Abdelhami Abaaoud (27), is believed to have masterminded the wave of shootings and bombings in Paris.