The Islamic State released photos of jihadists handing out candy in occupied Syria to celebrate the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
ISIS claimed responsibility earlier in the day for twin morning blasts that hit Zaventem airport and a later explosion at Maelbeek metro station.
The official statement on ISIS letterhead in French and Arabic noted “a secret cell of the soldiers of the Caliphate” targeted “places chosen with precision” in Brussels.
ISIS promised the “Crusader states” even more “dark days in response to their aggression against our state. And what awaits you will be harder and more bitter, with the permission of Allah.”
Similarly, ISIS distributed photos after the November Paris attacks of jihadists handing out candy in Sirte, Libya, the occupied hometown of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.