Islamic State releases video claiming to be that of Paris attackers

Monday, Jan 25, 2016,11:24 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Beirut | The Islamic State group has released a video purporting to show nine jihadists behind the deadly Paris attacks, and threatened to carry out coalition countries.

The video, posted Sunday on jihadist websites, is entitled ‘Kill wherever you find them’, and shows four Belgians, three French citizens and two Iraqis said to be responsible for the attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people .

The jihadists, speaking in French and in Arabic, say their message is addressed to all the countries taking part in the (US-led) coalition that has been fighting IS in Syria and Iraq since September 2014. The video also shows a picture of British Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by the words in English: Whoever stands in the ranks of kufr (unbelievers) will be a target for our swords.

The video, produced by IS’s Al-Hayat Media Centre, describes the nine jihadists as lions who brought France to its knees. The footage shows images of the coordinated Paris attacks as well as security operations by French Special Forces during the onslaught. It also depicts the nine jihadists carrying out atrocities, including beheading and shooting people described as hostages.

The authenticity of the video footage and the IS claims are not yet confirmed.