Paris Attackers Were Versed in Atrocity, IS Video Shows

8 years, 4 months ago - January 25, 2016
Paris Attackers Were Versed in Atrocity...
ISIS has released a gruesome new propaganda video that purports to show final messages from the Paris attackers.

The terror group has claimed responsibility for the November attack, which left 130 people dead.

The roughly 18-minute tape starts with a montage of various news outlets reporting on the Paris attacks. It is highly produced and edited.

The tape then shows the faces and names of nine people ISIS claims carried out the attacks in Paris.

"The following are the final messages of the nine lions of the khilafah who were mobilized from their dens to bring an entire country -- France -- to her knees," the video reads.

It goes on to report an audio message from the suspected ringleader of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The messages of the other eight attackers were filmed outside in what appears to be a desert.

None mentions specifics of the Paris attack although some reference French locations such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. One man says the group was authorized to act by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

At the end of most of the messages, the militant kills a prisoner. The identities of the victims are not known.

ISIS appears to signal in the video that its next target could be the United Kingdom, according to CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank.

Footage shows Britain's Prime Minster David Cameron and the vote in the British House of Commons last year in which the United Kingdom voted to join the anti-ISIS coalition conducting airstrikes on Syria.

Cruickshank reported last year that intelligence obtained by European security agencies indicated ISIS was aiming to attack the United Kingdom in a follow-up to its Paris operation, citing a senior counterterrorism official.

The intelligence suggests British ISIS fighters have been tasked by senior ISIS operatives in the so-called caliphate to return home and carry out an attack.

Text by CNN

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