Killers of French priest seen on IS allegiance-pledge video
The so-called Islamic State has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.
The two men are filmed speaking in Arabic and referring to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One holds a piece of paper on which the IS flag is printed.
Fr Jacques Hamel, 86, had his throat cut in the attack on Tuesday at a church in a Normandy suburb.
Both attackers were shot dead by police after taking hostages.
The video was posted by Amaq news agency, the media arm of IS, which has posted the group’s videos and statements in the past.
It has not been verified by French police.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- A new era for gender-based violence response in Libya - September 20, 2021
- HSC: We are keen on holding the elections on time - September 19, 2021
- Libya calls for return of 1 million Egyptian workers - September 19, 2021