UEFA issue statement on Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Champions League clash after ISIS terror threat – Football.London

The Al Azaim Foundation, the outlet often responsible for spreading messages from ISIS, published a chilling poster with the message ‘Kill them all’ alongside the names of all four stadiums hosting the matches
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In the wake of ISIS terror threats towards this week's Champions League quarter-final matches, UEFA has assured fans that the this week's games – including Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – will go ahead as planned.
The chilling proclamation from the Al Azaim Foundation, an instrument commonly used by ISIS for distributing messages, was a threat to all Champions League quarter-final matches taking place this week. A terrifying poster displaying 'Kill them all' accompanied by the names of each hosting stadium was published.
Arsenal take on Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium tonight, with Real Madrid hoting Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu at the same time. Atletico Madrid welcome Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund in Spain on Wednesday, whereas superpowers will collide when Paris Saint-Germain play host to Barcelona in the French capital.
UEFA responded to the ISIS threat by issuing a statement. It read: "UEFA is aware of alleged terrorist threats made towards this week's UEFA Champions League matches and is closely liaising with the authorities at the respective venues.
"All matches are planned to go ahead as scheduled with appropriate security arrangements in place."
The disturbing occurrences come shortly after March 22's horrific assault claimed by the Islamic State on Crocus City Concert Hall in Moscow in which armed insurgents stormed the facility and let loose gunfire upon attendees. The terrifying incident led to the loss of 143 lives and left around 200 people injured.
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A week after the ISIS-linked media branch Sarh al-Khilafah posted an image stirring up threats for an attack on Bayern Munich's home ground, Allianz Arena during the clash between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga, Spanish police have fortified their defences. They said: "in terms of preventing the terrorist threat, the State Security Forces and Bodies have activated all their early warning and protection systems, as well as all their response mechanisms ready and willing."
To further beef up security, over 2000 agents of the National Police and Civil Guard will be deployed to keep Madrid under stringent surveillance over the next day.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan, overseeing the policing of London today, said in a statement: "The UK terrorism threat level remains at ‘substantial’ meaning an attack is likely, and we work closely with colleagues from across Counter Terrorism Policing in planning for events here in London, to take into account any relevant information that could help us to keep those attending safe.
"We're aware of online and media reports in relation to calls to target matches across Europe and here in London. However, I want to reassure the public that we have a robust policing plan in place for tonight's match and we continue to work closely alongside the club’s security team to ensure that the match passes peacefully.
"As ever, we ask the public to remain vigilant, and if they see any that doesn’t look or feel right, then report it to police or security staff."
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