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Anonymous disables over 6000 ISIS-linked twitter accounts

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Demonstrators are detained by Turkish police officers during a protest condemning a suicide bombing, that killed 32 activists on July 20 in the Turkish border town of Suruc, on July 25, 2015 in Ankara. Turkey's military on July 25 carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, in an escalating campaign Ankara says is aimed at rooting out terror. The two-pronged operation against IS and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) -- two groups who are themselves bitterly opposed -- came after a week of deadly violence in Turkey the authorities blamed on both organisations. Violence in Turkey erupted after the killing of 32 people in a suicide bombing on July 20 in the Turkish town of Suruc on the Syrian border carried out by a 20-year old Turkish man linked to IS. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Hackers group, Anonymous, have announced they have taken down more than 6,000 Twitter accounts linked to the ISIS since launching a campaign against the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
It was not immediately possible to confirm the claim although several users cited on an Anonymous website had been suspended by Twitter.
On Monday the loose coalition of hackers announced its OpParis campaign – following its long-running OpIsis campaign which is credited with exposing 101,000 twitter accounts linked to ISIS.
In a video uploaded to the internet, a masked figure says in French: “You should know that we will find you and we will not let you go.
“We will launch the biggest operation ever against you. Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get prepared. The French people are stronger than you and will come out of this atrocity even stronger.”
A day later, a number of Twitter users claimed to have blacked out thousands of accounts linked to ISIS.
It was not immediately clear how the accounts would have been disabled. But the hacker group said it posted the accounts to an online forum labeling them as #daeshbags, a reference to the Arabic acronym for ISIS and the name least favoured by the group’s fighters.