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ISIS Video Purports To Show Paris Attackers Involved In Beheading, Shooting

A new propaganda video purports to show several of the men involved in November's terrorist attacks, calling on Muslims in Europe and the United States to kill nonbelievers "wherever you find them."

Last updated on January 24, 2016, at 11:01 p.m. ET

Posted on January 24, 2016, at 11:01 p.m. ET


ISIS on Sunday released a propaganda video claiming to feature men involved in November's Paris attacks shooting and beheading unnamed prisoners.

The video included messages from several of the men in French to other Muslims in Europe and the United States, as well as threats to nations carrying out the coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

"By Allah, we will make you taste terror, and you will taste it in your very stronghold," said Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian man described as the attackers' leader. He died during a police raid of Saint-Denis, a Paris suburb.


Abaaod, identified by his alias Abu 'Umar al-Baljiki, spoke from an unnamed location. Interviews with other men took place amid desert landscapes; several of the attackers had traveled to Syria before returning to Paris.

The 17-minute video edits together news and amateur video from the aftermath of the shooting and bombing in Paris. Stylized red targets are shown on police, paramedics, and political leaders, including French President François Hollande and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. One man is shown in shooting practice at a makeshift firing range.

Like previous ISIS propaganda videos, the men call to other Muslims to join their cause while holding weapons over kneeling prisoners. The prisoners are violently executed as the men smile, and edited graphics and music are overlaid on the footage.


ISIS previously identified the Paris attackers by their aliases in its magazine as well as claimed credit for the attacks. In the newly released video, Samy Amimour — identified as Abu Qital al-Faransi — said he was sent by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and spoke specifically about attacking France. Amimour, who died while attacking the Bataclan concert hall, was a Paris resident.

"We will fight you with Allah's permission in the heart of Paris and at the corner of the Eiffel Tower," he said.

French authorities did not immediately comment on the video, but they are investigating it, the Associated Press reported.