Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were hacked to death and one beheaded on camera while camping in the Atlas Mountains. On Monday morning, the bodies were found. The footage shows a woman screaming while a man cuts her neck with what appears to be a sharp kitchen knife.
One of the women was decapitated and the other was found dead with a severe neck wound. In the video, a man is heard saying in French: “This is for Syria, here are the heads of your Gods.” Four suspects had links to ISIS and had sworn allegiance to the terrorist group. A video recorded a week before the murders showing all four men pledging their allegiance to so-called ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, has been authenticated by investigators and gives weight to suspicions Ms Jespersen and Ms Ueland were killed in an act of terrorism.