Islamic State video claims to show Paris attackers, threatens Britain

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Islamic State Releases Video of Paris Attackers

CAIRO (Reuters) - A video published on Sunday by the media center of Islamic State claimed to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13.

Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage, which showed the men delivering anti-Western diatribes and concluded with an apparent threat to attack Britain.

The French Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the video. There was no immediate comment from the Prime Minister's office, and Reuters was not immediately able to reach officials at the Interior Ministry.

The video was uploaded to Islamic State's official Telegram channel and shows some of the attackers wearing camouflage fatigues in a desert location, before the time of the Paris attacks.

Several of them are shown beheading hostages of the ultra-hardline militant group, a tactic they have frequently used.

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Forensic tape marks a bullet hole next to a graffiti drawing of a heart at the Cafe Bonne Biere restaurant, the site of one of Friday's terror attacks, in Paris, France, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Monday marked the last of three days of national mourning after the terrorist attacks on Friday that claimed at least 129 lives. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Forensic tape marks bullet holes at the Cafe Bonne Biere restaurant, the site of one of Friday's terror attacks, in Paris, France, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Monday marked the last of three days of national mourning after the terrorist attacks on Friday that claimed at least 129 lives. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A woman consoles a mourner outside at the Cafe Bonne Biere restaurant, the site of one of Friday's terror attacks, in Paris, France, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Monday marked the last of three days of national mourning after the terrorist attacks on Friday that claimed at least 129 lives. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Flowers are put on bullet holes in the windows of the cafe 'A la Bonne biere', on November 17, 2015 in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State which killed at least 129 people and left more than 350 injured on November 13. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on November 17, 2015 in Paris shows candles at a memorial set in front of La bonne biere cafe, one of the sites of Paris' attacks, to pay tribute to victims of the attacks claimed by Islamic State which killed at least 129 people and left more than 350 injured. AFP PHOTO / ADRIEN MORLENT (Photo credit should read ADRIEN MORLENT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 03: Paris city employees are seen cleaning the street in front of 'La Bonne Biere' cafe on December 3, 2015 in Paris, France. 'La Bonne Biere' where five people lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Paris which took place on friday november 13th will be the first cafe to reopen. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: A general view of 'La Bonne Biere' as it re-opened today after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Five people lost their lives at 'La Bonne Biere' during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: People enjoy a drink outside 'La Bonne Biere', which re-opens today after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Five people lost their lives at 'La Bonne Biere' during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: People enjoy a drink outside 'La Bonne Biere', which re-opens today after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Five people lost their lives at 'La Bonne Biere' during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: People enjoy a drink inside 'La Bonne Biere', which re-opens today after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Five people lost their lives at 'La Bonne Biere' during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) General Managers Romain Debray and Audrey Bily attend the 'La Bonne Biere' re-opening after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. 'La Bonne Biere' is the first affected location to re-open after five people lost their lives during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: People arrive at 'La Bonne Biere', which re-opens today after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. Five people lost their lives at 'La Bonne Biere' during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) General Managers Romain Debray and Audrey Bily speak to the press at the 'La Bonne Biere' re-opening after the Paris terrorist attacks, on December 4, 2015 in Paris, France. 'La Bonne Biere' is the first affected location to re-open after five people lost their lives during the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - People drink coffee on the terrace of the bar 'A la Bonne Biere' during its reopening in Paris on December 4, 2015, behind a barrier with flowers, notes and candles in memory of the victims of the coordinated attacks in and around Paris on November 13. The Paris bar where five people were killed by jihadist gunmen in the November 13 attacks is the first of the attacked bars to re-open, in an emotional step in the city's struggle to regain normality. / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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A man takes a seat at La Bonne Biere cafe in Paris during its reopening Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The cafe where five people were killed by a squad of Islamic extremist gunmen on Nov. 13, terrorizing central Paris reopened for business Friday. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Audrey Bily, right, and Romain Debray, managers of La Bonne Biere, speak to the media in front of their cafe in Paris during its reopening Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The cafe where five people were killed by a squad of Islamic extremist gunmen on Nov. 13, terrorizing central Paris reopened for business Friday. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Cars pass by and people gather around La Bonne Biere cafe in Paris during its reopening Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The cafe where five people were killed by a squad of Islamic extremist gunmen on Nov. 13, terrorizing central Paris reopened for business Friday. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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"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 says.

On the night of Nov. 13 nine men, split into three groups, attacked a sports stadium, a string of cafes and a concert hall. An arrest warrant has been issued for another man, Salah Abdeslam, who fled to Belgium the following day.

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.

The two could be the suicide bombers who tried to attack the Stade de France stadium. They carried Syrian passports assumed to be forged and could not be formally identified. Seven other dead attackers have already been identified.

The video showed footage of British Prime Minister David Cameron expressing solidarity with the French people after the attacks, and concluded by flashing up a slogan on the screen saying: "Whoever stands in the ranks of kafir (infidels) will be a target for our swords."

A spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron said he had no immediate comment.


(Reporting by Eric Knecht and Matthias Blamont, additional reporting by Mark Hosenball in Washigton and William Schomberg in London; writing by Mark Trevelyan; editing by David Clarke)
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