NEW Footage Of PARIS TERROR ATTACKS Shows Diners DIVING For Cover As JIHADIST SPRAY Cafe With AK-47. Terrifying video footage of a sustained attack on a restaurant during the Paris Massacre can be revealed by the Daily Mail today.
The exclusive images show the merciless savagery of an Islamic State assassin and the extraordinary bravery and survival instincts of his intended victims.
They also show the incredible luck of a young woman who would have died had the terrorist’s assault rifle not misfired as he held the weapon over her head, giving her a chance to run away.
Police believe her to be the luckiest person to escape with their life during Friday’s psychopathic rampage which left 129 people dead and 99 critically injured.
There is also remarkable footage of a 20 year old waitress who ducked under the bar and wrapped her arms around an older, injured woman as the Islamic State gunman who sprayed the restaurant and its outdoor dining area with bullets.
It is the first time any film has been seen of the mayhem caused inside a property targeted by Islamic State six days ago. The Daily Mail can reveal that the gunman responsible for the attack on the restaurant, which is not being named for security reasons, is believed to be 26 year old Belgian born Salah Abdeslam.
The terrorist seen in the footage bears a striking resemblance to Abdeslam, who fled Paris after the attacks and evaded capture after a shocking blunder by police near Franco-Belgian border. He remains at large.
Sources said it was possible a second, as yet unidentified gunman, might have involved in the restaurant attack. He may still be on the run, too.
The pictures come from a chilling collection of CCTV footage, obtained exclusively by the Daily Mail.
Miraculousl y, none of the diners or staff inside the restaurant died during the attack, which lasted less than a minute, before the gunman is seen climbing into the terrorists’ black Seat getaway car.A man who had just arrived outside the restaurant to collect a pizza was shot in the back and died in the street.
Police are examining the video in their hunt for clues about the identities of the murder gang and to analyse the increasingly violent methods used by Islamic State to carry out mass attacks on innocent civilians.
What is particularly horrifying is the calmness of one of the Islamic State gunmen seen in the film as he stalks the street looking for victims and quits trying to murder a woman cowering under a table outside after his assault rifle malfunctioned.
Tw o diners suffered minor bullet wounds but nearby another five people, including the man collecting his Pizza, perished in the gun attack. A further eight individuals in the vicinity were seriously injured.
The restaurant is located in Paris’s trendy 11th district, which is particularly popular with well-heeled middle class people who work in advertising and the media.
Dozens of flowers have been left outside the restaurant, with harrowing messages to those who lost their lives.
Three CCTV cameras inside the premises recorded the heart-stopping effect as at least 30 bullets came into the premises from the street, leaving the pizzeria engulfed in a blizzard of dust and splintered glass. Staff ducked behind the bar or made their way upstairs or downstairs to a basement during the commotion.
The injured woman can be seen nursing her arm while a couple hug each other under a table.
The killer, dressed casually in a blue tee shirt, then emerges for the first time and can be seen hunting more victims with his AK47 in hand.
The gunman - who is notably not wearing a suicide vest like the other killers - then disappears for several seconds before emerging at the window of the restaurant.