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Daesh magazine names June attackers in Paris, Brussels

July 14, 2017 at 12:11 am

An armed soldier stands guard outside of the Brussels Central Station on 20 June 2017 [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

Daesh claimed responsibility for two attempted militant attacks in Europe last month.

The group’s monthly online magazine Rumiyah, issued on Thursday, named Abu Maysun al-Faransi as the man who rammed a car carrying weapons and explosives into a police van as it drove in a convoy down Paris’s Champs Elysees on 19 June.

The man, who was known to French security services, died in the incident and the Paris prosecutor’s counter-terrorism unit.

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Rumiyah also named Usamah Zaryuh as the man who set off a small explosion at Brussels’ central train station on 21 June. The man was shot and killed by security forces.

There were no casualties in either attack.