Strasbourgh and Morocco: Did ISIS influence December 2018 attacks

The Strasbourgh attacker pledged allegiance to ISIS, according to reports. CNN notes: “Chekatt, 29, was known to prison officials for being radicalized and for his proselytizing behavior in detention in 2015, Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz said earlier this week, adding that he had been incarcerated multiple times in the past.” Five were killed in the December 11 attack.

Two backpackers were also murdered in Morocco by man who said it was in revenge for “Hajin,” a reference to the town ISIS is battling the Coalition over. “Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were knifed and beheaded on camera while camping in the Atlas Mountains.” They were found dead on December 17. However Morocco has said the murderers acted alone.

 

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