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    Copenhagen Gunman Shown in ISIL Pamphlet – Reports

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    The man behind the shootings in Denmark in February has been featured in recent Islamic State (IS) propaganda as a "soldier of the caliphate," the Local news website reported Wednesday, citing Danish media.

    MOSCOW, July 29 (Sputnik) — Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, saw two terror attacks in February when Islamist gunman Omar Abdel Hussein opened fire during a free speech seminar and again at a synagogue, killing two civilians, before being shot dead by Danish police. The attack sent shockwaves across Europe.

    The latest version of an ISIL publication titled Dabiq shows various people responsible for attacks on Western targets during the past year, including Hussein, the Local stated.

    Historically, not every person featured in a Dabiq publication has been linked to ISIL, but that has not stopped the group from taking credit for attacks against Western targets, the news outlet reported, citing Thomas Hegghammer, a senior researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.

    There is no evidence to indicate that in Copenhagen Hussein acted on behalf of ISIL, the Local noted.

    The Islamic State is a religious fundamentalist group predominantly active in Syria and Iraq, having occupied large areas in both countries. The group, notorious for its multiple human rights atrocities, is thought to have recruited thousands of disaffected Westerners, especially below the age of 30, into its ranks using social media networks.


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