Fabien Clain, from rapper to ‘French voice of the Islamic State group’

Fabien Clain, who was killed in an air strike in Syria, according to French media, was the most senior Frenchman in the Islamic State (IS) group, best known for an audio recording in which he claimed responsibility for the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks.

Clain became known as the “voice of the Paris attacks” after he read out a six-minute statement in the wake of the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War II. In the chilling video clip, Clain announced that “eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles” had conducted a “blessed attack on… Crusader France.”

The November 13, 2015, attacks at restaurants, bars and the Bataclan concert hall in Paris killed 130 people.