Beheading horror ‘IS trademark’

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Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A prosecutor has said a beheading and subsequent attack on a French industrial gas factory bore the trademark of the Islamic State group (IS).

Francois Molins said the man accused of the attack, Yassin Salhi, sent two photos of his employer’s corpse to an acquaintance in Syria. One showed himself with the severed head while the other displayed the body with the head placed on top.

Mr Molins said the acquaintance indicated IS may distribute the photos as part of its propaganda campaign to attract radicalised Westerners.

Salihi is accused of decapitating his employer then driving to the US-owned gas plant in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon, where he allegedly tried to cause an explosion by crashing his delivery truck into gas canisters.

He is being questioned on terrorism charges.

Published: Tuesday 30th June 2015 by The News Editor

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