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US military Twitter account hacked, alleged IS militants take responsibility

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 1:25 PM
This screen grab made Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 show the front page of the US Central Command twitter account after is was hacked. - AP

WASHINGTON (AP):

The twitter site of the military's US Central Command was taken over today by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of the Islamic State (IS) militants.




American and coalition fighters are launching airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria.



The site was filled with threats that said "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back." Other postings appeared to list names and phone numbers of military personnel as well as PowerPoint slides and maps.



Military officials said they had no comment yet.



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