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French security official says ISIS threatened attacks against civilians of coalition countries

  • Sept. 22, 2014 - French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve at a press conference in Paris. France’s top security official says militants from the ISIS have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists.

    Sept. 22, 2014 - French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve at a press conference in Paris. France’s top security official says militants from the ISIS have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists.  (AP)

  • French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrives for a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country’s security. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrives for a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country’s security. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country’s security. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country’s security. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

France's top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country's security.

Cazeneuve said Monday "this threat to kill civilians, added to the execution of hostages and to the massacres, is yet another demonstration of the barbarism of these terrorists, justifying our fight without truce or pause."

He added that "France is not afraid because it is prepared to respond to their threats."

The al Qaeda breakaway group, which wants to establish an Islamic state, or caliphate, rules by its harsh version of Islamic law in territory it captured straddling the Syria-Iraq border. France and the U.S. have conducted airstrikes in Iraq against the militants.