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ISIS Group's NYC New Year's Threat: 'Harvest Them with Silencers and Snipers'

An ISIS-supporting media group threatened New York City attacks for New Year's with suggested tactics including snipers and package bombs.

The latest threat circulated online follows other message from jihadists that have specifically cited Jan. 1 in calling for attacks.

One poster distributed online in mid-November superimposed a masked jihadist wielding a bloody knife over a collage of images from the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack. It stated that New Year's Day is "the date of retribution."

Shortly after that, an ISIS-backing media group released an image of a demolished cityscape with multiple fires, warning, "Soon, Allah willing, the disbelievers will see the very thing they feared: 1-1-2019."

That same group just released an image of an armed jihadist overlooking New York, stating the city named with a blood-splashed 1/1/2019.

"And hit them with the explosive belts and vehicle bomb, and shock them with adhesive explosives and packages, and harvest them with silencers and snipers, horrify and terrify them with the intrusions," the text says.

They attribute the directive to late ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the terror group's chief of its external operations who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in 2016.