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Report: Islamic State Calls for Attacks to 'Paralyze' Europe Following Surprise Brexit Success


"There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against U.K. interests."

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi government forces, display, upside down, the flag of the Islamic State (IS) group during a military operation aimed at the centre of Baiji, some 200 kilometres north of Baghdad on October 19, 2015. Iraqi forces advanced on three fronts against the Islamic State group, flushing out pockets of resistance in and around Baiji and closing in on Ramadi and Hawijah, officers said. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

In the hours following the U.K.'s historic vote to leave the European Union, the Islamic State has reportedly called for attacks in Brussels and Berlin in order to "paralyze" Europe.

Britons voted Thursday my a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU, leading the Islamic State to celebrate the immediate negative economic effects of the monumental decision. The terror group's message reportedly came through the jihadi Telegram, an encrypted communication service often employed by Islamic State members and backers.

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