French jihadists ‘behind IS group suicide bombings in Iraq’

The Islamic State (IS) group has said that two Frenchmen were behind a pair of suicide bombings that targeted Sunni and Shiite militias in western Iraq, the jihadist website monitoring group SITE said Friday.

Furat Province, a division of the IS group in western Iraq, made the announcement on jihadist forums and Twitter, said SITE. It named the bombers as Abu Maryam al Faransi and Abu Abdul Aziz al Faransi – “al-Faransi” signifying a person from France in Arabic.