Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack against the police on the Champs-Elysées, 20 April 2017

Shooting on the Champs-Elysees: Daesh Quickly Claims Attack

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TERRORISM: The organization jihadist manifested less than two hours after the attack that killed a policeman …

The claim has been admitted by Daesh. “The author of the attack of the Champs-Elysées in central Paris is Abu Yussef, ‘the Belgian’, and this is one of the Islamic State fighters,” wrote QAMA around 11.30pm, the propaganda organ of Daesh.

War name

According to Rita Katz, director of the US group SITE, which monitors jihadist movement, the claim is “different” from the usual messages QAMA. Not only for its speed, less than two hours after the shooting, but also because the use of the suspect’s war name, Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki, which “says Daesh knew the assailant and was probably aware of the attack. ”

Important point: his nickname “the Belgian” simply means that he has resided in Belgium.  According to information of Jean-Charles Brisard, the Center for Analysis of Terrorism, the suspect would be of French nationality and he was prosecuted in 2001 for “double assassination attempt against the police.”

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