Daily Management Review

Britain Threatened in an ISIS video that Purports to Show Paris Attackers


01/25/2016




Images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on November 13 were shown in a video published on Sunday by the media center of Islamic State which was purported for this purpose.
 
The video, which is yet to be verified, showed the men the men delivering anti-Western diatribes and concluded with an apparent threat to attack Britain.
  
There were no comments from the French Foreign Ministry on the video. There were also no immediate comments from the prime minister's office. There were also no comments from the White House.
 
“The video meets all the right criteria of an authentic and official ISIS release," Laith Alkhouri of Flashpoint Global Partners, which monitors militants' social media said.
 
Some of the attackers shown in the video which was uploaded to Islamic State's official Telegram channel were wearing camouflage fatigues in a desert location, before the time of the Paris attacks. A number of the suspected attackers were shown beheading hostages of the ultra-hardline militant group, a tactic it has frequently used.
 
"These are the last messages of the nine lions of the caliphate who were mobilized from their lairs to make a whole country, France, get down on its knees," a narrator in the video said.
  
A sports stadium, a string of cafes and a concert hall were attacked by nine men who split into three groups on the night of November 13. Salah Abdeslam, who fled to Belgium the following day is being sought by the investigators and an arrest warrant has been issued for him.
  
The attackers are identified in the video by noms de guerre referring to their nationalities - three French, four Belgian and two Iraqis, referred to as Ali al-Iraqi and Ukashah al-Iraqi.
  
Two of the men showed in the video could be the suicide bombers who tried to attack the Stade de France stadium. They could not be formally identified and is assumed that they were carrying forged Syrian passports. Seven other dead attackers have already been identified.
 
The video concluded by flashing a slogan on the screen saying: "Whoever stands in the ranks of kafir (infidels) will be a target for our swords", after a footage of British Prime Minister David Cameron expressing solidarity with the French people after the attacks.
 
A spokesman for Cameron had no immediate comment.
  
The British public was wildly over confident about the authorities’ ability to stop Islamist gunmen, even claiming that many forces are “not equipped to deal with active shooters”, claimed one police sharpshooter a few days before the dire ISIS warning. Fears have been raised that Britain does not have enough to defend itself from the modern terror threat and all armed officers are currently volunteers.
 
 Scotland Yard has now reportedly expressed its concerns to Theresa May that further inaction could lead to a bloody atrocity.
 
 “Ask a regional force how long it would take them to respond to a terror attack and watch them squirm,” a British tabloid said quoting a police source.
  
 The warning comes after capital cities across Europe were put on red alert over the possibility of simultaneous ISIS attacks.
  
(Source:www.reuters.com & www.express.co.uk) 






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