French jihadist linked to Paris attacks eliminated in coalition strike on last ISIS holdout in Syria
French Muslim terrorist Fabien Clain was eliminated Wednesday in a coalition air strike on an ISIS holdout in Syria, French media reported on Thursday.
Fabien Clain, also known as Brother Omar, or Abu Adam Al-Faransi, thought to be in his early 40s, was eliminated in Baghouz, sources said.
He is believed to have left France in 2015, after converting to Islam, to join the self-proclaimed caliphate.
Clain first became known when authorities identified his voice in an ISIS terror group video claiming responsibility for the November 13, 2015 terror attacks in Paris.
The Muslim terrorist reads a six-minute statement on the recording while another terrorist, believed to be his brother, offers a rallying cry for Muslims to fight the infidels “without ever capitulating”.
The chilling propaganda recording threatened that the Paris 2015 jihadist rampage was just ‘the beginning of the storm’.
Clain was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for organizing a network responsible for sending Muslim terrorists to murder US soldiers in Iraq.
At the time, he and his brother Jean-Michel were active in a radical Islamist terror cell, known as Artigat, in the Toulouse area of southwest France. Members of that cell were believed to have been mentored by Salafist preacher Olivier Corel, known locally as the “white emir”.
According to French media outlets, Clain’s brother Jean-Michel was also seriously wounded in the strike.
The November 2015 attacks were the most deadly terror attacks in France. Muslim gunmen and suicide bombers murdered 129 people and injured more than 350 when a series of restaurants, a stadium, and entertainment venues were targeted in the French capital.