The footage released by the RTBF shows Abaaoud in Syria. He ties bodies of civilians behind a moving car to drag them to a mass grave. The footage is not part of propaganda videos. The first pictures show friends and family, and normal daily activities. From 7 January, footage suggests that Abaaoud is looking for big and fast vehicles to make a long journey (to Syria).
He takes selfies with smiling brothers-in-arms. Videos show how they are sitting around a campfire to discuss their worldview ("What kind of life do you prefer? Life in Europe or here? No, life is zero in Europe." Abaaoud calls himself "The terrorist tourists" in a Facebook status together with a fellow fighter.
The mobile phone data also contain footage of brutal acts. Abaaoud and others are searching a village and come across dead bodies of civilians. These are tied behind a car to drag them to a mass grave. Abaaoud has taken the lead in this action and also drives the car.