South Korea issues warning, claims ISIS might attack U.S. air bases

120302-F-RB551-139 F-16 Fighting Falcons demonstrate an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, on March 2, 2012. The air crews are assigned to Kunsan Air Base and various bases around the U.S. as well as one group from the South Korean air force. DoD photo by Senior Airman Brittany Auld, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s Intelligence agency has said that the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has gathered information on 77 U.S. and NATO air force bases and has asked its followers to attack them.

According to reports, the National Intelligence Service has said that information on people from 21 countries has also been released by ISIS which includes personal information of one South Korean welfare organization employee. The person is now under protection.

The NIS has reportedly said that the United Cyber Caliphate, which is ISIS’ hacking organisation, has collected information on U.S. air base in South Korea including Osan Air Base.

They have also reportedly collected addresses and Google map details and released them through the Telegram messaging service.

According to reports, U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), in a statement on June 20 said, “Through constant vigilance and regular exercises with our South Korean counterparts, we remain prepared to respond at any time to any emerging threats. USFK remains committed to ensuring the highest degree of security on the Korean Peninsula.”

According to NIS, in the last five years, 50 people suspected of being part of terrorist organisations have been deported from South Korea.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.