French Prosecutor Confirms Terrorist Motive, Islamic State Link to Factory Beheading

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French Prosecutor Confirms Terrorist Motive, Islamic State Link to Factory Beheading

A man supposed to be the suspect who held over an attack against a gas company site in France on June 28, 2015. (Reuters)


Paris:  A French prosecutor confirmed today that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon had a "terrorist motive" and links to the Islamic State group in Syria. 

Yassin Salhi's attack "last Friday corresponded very precisely to the orders of (the Islamic State group)", said Paris chief prosecutor Francois Molin and "resembled a martyr operation", while also being motivated by a personal hatred for his boss.

 


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