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IS Video Honors Paris Terrorists


Victims walk away outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Nov. 13, 2015. The attacks killed 130 people.

Victims walk away outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Nov. 13, 2015. The attacks killed 130 people.


The Islamic State group has released a video of nine militants it says took part in the terror attacks in Paris last November.

The attackers, most from Belgium or France, killed 130 people with bombs and guns at several sites in Paris. Many others were injured.

Police killed the nine during or soon after the Paris attacks.

The Islamic State released the video last weekend. It uses the word “lions” to describe the men, and shows them beheading and killing prisoners in Iraq and Syria.

The video includes images from the November attacks. It also shows pictures of London, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other British officials.

Lines representing crosshairs are placed over their faces, according to The Guardian newspaper. Shooters use the lines to aim at their target.

Britain is part of the U.S.-led coalition that is bombing Islamic State targets.

Non-believers "will be a target for our swords," the video says.

I’m Mario Ritter.

VOANews.com reported on this story. Kathleen Struck adapted it for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.

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Words in This Story

lion – n. a large cat known for being fierce

according – adv. as stated by or in

crosshairs – n. a pair of fine wires or lines that cross at the focus of a lens or gun sight; used to position or aim

sword – n. a weapon with a very sharp edge; often worn now at ceremonial events

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