A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows the jihadists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris beheading and shooting captives.
It goes on to show them training for the attacks that left 130 dead in the French capital. There is no footage of the actual attacks themselves, but there are new threats against British landmarks like the Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
All nine operatives in the video died in the Paris attacks or their aftermath. Seven of them, four from Belgium and three from France, spoke fluent French. The other two, identified by their nom de guerre as Iraqis, spoke Arabic.
The Nov. 13 attacks targeted a packed concert hall, a restaurant and cafe, and a soccer match at the national stadium.
French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said the government is studying the video but would not comment on its contents. France’s Interior Ministry and the Paris prosecutor’s office had no immediate comment.
In the video, as in other Islamic State propaganda trying to drive a wedge between European Muslims and their governments, the men say it is a religious duty to join them.
The footage closes with one of the terrorists holding a severed head and footage of British Prime Minister David Cameron giving a speech, with a text in English warning that whoever stands with the unbelievers “will be a target for our swords.”
Report via CBN News
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