ISIS Video Depicts Jihadists Waiting West of Paris for Attack on France
The pro-ISIS group that last month depicted the invasion of Washington this week declared "Paris before Rome," depicting a terrorist invasion that began with cells in the countryside outside Paris before attacking the city.
Al-Abd al-Faqir Media released what they called "a cinematic film about the invasion of the Islamic State of the capital of degeneracy ... in the near future, inshallah."
The video opened with a man visiting an ISIS social media account on a computer and a recording of deceased ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani: "The time is now -- we want Paris before Rome and before al-Andalus, after we make your lives miserable and bomb your White House and Big Ben and Eiffel Tower." Sacking Rome has been a cornerstone of ISIS theology since the beginning of the caliphate.
Showing a map of France, the group showed a rendering of a drone approaching Paris from the southwest, "type: al-Burraq," which is a drone used by the Pakistani Air Force, "belonging to the caliphate army - location: the western countryside of Paris."
The film cuts to a wooded countryside "where the infantry unit of the caliphate lie in wait for their enemies," and showed a mock-up of a French military vehicle targeted by the drone while "trying to advance toward the military centers of the Islamic State."
In this live-action part of the film, the "French military vehicle" -- with the tagline "Army of Satan" -- is portrayed by a beat-up pickup as camouflage-clad jihadists dash through the woods and ambush the vehicle. They blow up the truck in the firefight and set about "chasing and capturing the enemies of Allah" who fled the vehicle.