In ISIS’ english language publication called Dabiq, the terrorist group declared that they killed the Norwegian and Chinese captives they were holding for some time.Their names areOle Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, of Norway, and Fan Jinghui, from China.
In fact, in the previous issue they claimed the two captives were for sale. This issue, they were shown under a banner that read “Executed.”
These barbaric acts are usually the precursor to the home nations’ involvement. In that Dabiq that said the captives were for sale, ISIS also announced they’d be taking down a western airliner over Sinai but switched to Russian after their attack on ISIS.
From Business Insider:
Islamic State said in its magazine on Wednesday that it had killed a Chinese and a Norwegian captive, showing what appeared to be pictures of the dead men with a banner reading “executed.”
In its previous issue of Dabiq, it had said the two captives were “for sale.”
Islamic State also said it had originally planned to bring down a Western plane over Egypt’s Sinai but changed its target to a Russian one after Moscow launched airstrikes in Syria.
Will Norway and China now increase the fight against ISIS?