#AceNewsReport – FRANCE:June.30: French prosecutor Francois Molins has claimed the beheading and attack on a French industrial gas factory bore the trademark of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) group.
The man accused in the attack, Yassin Salhi, sent two photos of his employer’s corpse to an acquaintance in Syria, according to the prosecutor.
The friend, Sebastien Younes, reportedly indicated IS may distribute the photos as part of its propaganda campaign to attract radicalized Westerners. A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory in Lyon had a “terrorist motive,” AFP reported.
The investigation “indicates a terrorist motive in Yassin Salhi’s act,” Paris chief prosecutor Francois Molins said, also noting “personal considerations.” The prosecutor also cited that attacker’s “links to the Islamic State group [IS, formerly ISIS] in Syria.”