IRAQ: Two French jihadists with ISIS reported to have carried out suicide bombing attacks in Haditha

The Islamic State (ISIS) used two French suicide bombers in a coordinated assault on the western Iraqi town of Haditha. One of the bombers has been featured in the past in an Islamic State propaganda film calling for more French recruits.

Islamic State suicide bombers Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi and and Abu Maryam al Firansi (aka Kevin Chassin)

Islamic State suicide bombers Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi and and Abu Maryam al Firansi (aka Kevin Chassin)

Long War Journal  The two French have made ​​”dozens of deaths” according to the propaganda of the Islamic state .Abu Maryam Al-Faransi (Kevin Chassin) and Abu Abdul Aziz Al-Faransi committed two suicide attacks against military objectives near Haditha, a town in western Iraq. 

In the official martyrdom statement released by the Islamic State, the jihadist group said that Abu Maryam al Firansi “targeted a headquarters where the apostates gathered in the area of al Khasfa,” according to a translation of the statement by SITE Intelligence Group.

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“He invoked Allah and wounded his steed amidst their gathering, leaving dozens killed and wounded, and turning their structures into rubble…” the statement continued.  The Islamic State said that the other French suicide bomber, Abu Abdul Aziz al Firansi, “followed him with a second truck, to target barracks of the apostates.”

One of the two men named Kevin Chassin (Abu Maryam), as researcher and consultant on Islamist Romain Caillet questions. This young Toulouse had grown up in the city Bourbaki. Coming from a non-Muslim family, he converted before radicalized and join the ranks of the Islamic state. 

Earlier, Chassin poses with a severed head

Earlier, Abu Maryam al Firansi (Kevin Chassin) poses with a severed head

Abu Maryam al Firansi was previously featured in an Islamic State propaganda video that was released late last year. The video (below) promoted three French fighters of the Islamic State who burned their passports and called for French Muslims to wage jihad. In another part of the video, Abu Maryam threatened France by saying Islamic State “fighters will not hesitate to chop off the heads of the enemies of Islam if the French government continues bombing Iraq and Syria.”

LeFigaro  The family of Kevin Chassin Saturday received a strange phone call. His half-brother Brice was called by a jihadist from the Islamic state. It was announced that Kevin, aka Abu Mariam, was far one of the two leading French Friday kamikaze attacks against Iraqi military targets in Anbar province, says La Depeche du Midi .

In the process, the young man received a photo of his brother Kevin smiling, the index pointing to the sky, just before boarding a truck. Soon after, the young man rushed the vehicle loaded with two tons of explosives against an Iraqi military base. “From what I was told his friend, May 17, he recorded a video where he apologizes to his parents,” says Brice to Depeche du Midi.

Kevin Chassin poses with small child and pony

Kevin Chassin poses with small child and pony

The young man lives north of Toulouse, near the city Bourbaki where Kevin grew up. Two months earlier, he had learned that his older brother had left Syria for Iraq. “He said he had an ongoing project but it was useless to ask him questions. He always answered: I can not tell you about it, “he said to the newspaper.Recently, Brice said that Kevin had obtained a 10 day holiday in a palace of Mosul. A trip that takes today looks like a last journey.

In the French video below, the brother of Kevin Chassin speaks about the phone call he got from ISIS:

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