ISIS promoted last week’s France terror spree in this week’s issue of their newsletter by rubbing in the fact that the attacker was already on a terror watchlist, and also highlighted the work of a British man who tried to raise an army of child jihadists in the UK.
Since last Friday’s attacks in Carcassonne and Trèbes, ISIS supporters have been promoting the “just terror” lone jihadist strikes and have been encouraging others in the west to follow lead of attacker Redouane Lakdim. The 28-year-old French-Moroccan first carjacked a vehicle in Carcassonne, shooting the passenger to death. After driving to Trèbes, Lakdim stormed a Super U grocery store, killing two civilians and a police officer, Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, who had swapped himself for a hostage. Lakdim, who was armed with a gun, hunting knife and three explosive devices, was killed by police when they eventually raided the market.
Lakdim, whose autopsy revealed he’d smoked a lot of marijuana that day, said he was acting on behalf of ISIS and demanded that 2015 Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam be freed. He was already on a terror watchlist before the attacks, and now his 18-year-old girlfriend is under investigation as she tweeted about infidels being hell-bound shortly before Lakdim launched his attack.
In al-Naba, ISIS noted his target list “such as Big Ben, as well as the killing of soldiers from the Royal Guard, attacks on shopping centers, banks and stations.”
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