Twenty minute video “Stay For the End Times” from Halab showing suicide VBIED’s and the over running of an outpost, but the video also contains some “before and after” scenes. Transitions are smooth in this production and the POV video game like reality turned up to maximum.
The videos depicts a dead infant in a staged pose for the video. The full injury is shown through a sweeping pan as the men stand motionless.
Seventeen minute video release from Sanya (Sinai peninsula of Egypt), which shows POV sniper shots in much the same fashion as “Arrow of the Monotheists” (tangentcode).
Twenty one minute video from al Furat, released April 5th, coinciding with Rumiyah 8 and al Naba 75, all of which have a single common thread, Abu Sulayman, the Daesh on line media production creator, allegedly killed after an airstrike near Tabqa earlier this week. Sulayman aka Ahmad Abousamra, born in Paris, grew up in Boston, was the subject of a $50,000 reward stemming from connections to a Massachusetts terrorism investigation surrounding Tarek Mehanna, who was arrested in 2009 and convicted of terrorism-related charges in a Boston court in late 2011.
The video shows a number of executions of retaliation for coalition strikes in which the King of Jordan is featured heavily in the images and news clips videos that accompany dialogue narrated in English. The brutal beheadings with the small near blunt knives is deliberate attempt to prolong the suffering of the victims.
al Naba 75
“The Evil Plot” from South Governarate Lebanon Wilayat al-Janub is a twelve minute guide to assassination. The silenced small arms surprise attack has taken a viral turn as it has become the tactic of choice by and as a tool of war.
ISIS behead captive Lebanese soldier, (here)
ISIS Leader, Security Official, Killed In Lebanese Army Raid…April 2016 (here)
ISIS leader’s wife captured..December 2014 (here)
“Free Us or Kill Us” is a seven minute video featuring David Wataari who has been in previous releases after being taken captive by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants. (tangentcode)
The pleas are directly to the people of Kenya not to forget the soldiers who were only following orders to not be forgotten.
On the anniversary of the Brussels attack (wiki) a man, (later named as Khalid Masood, aka Adrian Russell Ajao) has driven a car into people injuring up to 40 people and killing three. The attacker was quickly neutralised however only after stabbing and killing a policeman.
(One of the deceased was later identified as Utah man, Kurt Cochran).
Video below showing the speed the car was travelling, and the person who fell into the river. later identified as Andreea Cristea tourist from Romania.
Update – April 6th 2017 – A 31-year-old Romanian tourist who plunged into the River Thames during last month’s terror attack outside the British parliament has died.
The car used in the attack was rented in Birmingham, where a number of arrests have recently taken place.
Almost a full day later Daesh push out a release through Amaq which has been seen by media as “claiming responsibility”. This is merely an acknowledgement of the act. If Daesh were responsible the notification would have been released minutes after, not nearly a day later.
“authorities will be concerned he may have become radicalised in prison.”
“He had a young child, who I’d think was about five or six years old” (read here)
Update – In Belgium a 39 year old French national was foiled as he attempted to copy the London Attack. (here) Weapons were found in the car.
Update – Further arrests 27th March 2017 (here – Daily Mail)
Thirty five minute video from Ninawa “And You Will Be Superior” (Qur’anic verses 3:129 and 47:35), which documents the VBIED and sniper attacks in Mosul. The video starts with the attack on Iraqi forces from December 2016, (tangentcode) and proceeds through street fire fights between the Iraqi soldiers and Daesh. (video below)
Previous video from Mosul from August 2016 shows some of the same hospital personal. (tangentcode)
Drone video documents the suicide bombers driving up to their targets along with some intriguing video of helicopters passing by and at one point a coalition drone. *The explosions which are shown also provide an insight into the types of explosives Daesh are using.
The video includes sniper vision and demonstrates how injured fighters are used to man the VBIED’s with the familiar mantra “no excused” which was seen in Mosul in March 2015 (tangentcode), who can, will fight.
The video also shows a segment of Iraqi video showing men smoking cigarettes, something which was forbidden under Daesh administration.
Other interesting details are the “FILA” footwear one driver wears, which are identical to the “FILA” footwear worn by foreign fighters in Syria seen laying explosives at the Hayyan Gas Plant, February 2017.
One of the Drones launching.
Spot the take off area, then estimate the distance to the smoke on the horizon, this then provides an estimate of the range in which Daesh are currently capable of operating within.
The twenty three minute video, “Sword of Courage” from Jazirah is a threaded together POV battle vision of Daesh storming an outpost and looting equipment.
This attack and plunder methodology has evolved from late 2014 as technology, training and equipment have become available. Daesh now start the attack from greater distances. As opposed to “sneaking up” and overwhelming their target, Daesh now have guided rockets, artillery and drones which has given them an ability to attack with fewer fighters for the same resource rich outcomes.
The video shows a half dozen lightly armed APC’s carry fighters to a post which has come under advanced fire and drone bombing. The advanced attack has used a grader-tractor to breach the post’s defensive dirt berms allowing a VBIED to drive through and detonate. A small number of survivors from the initial attack are slowly and maliciously picked off, their bodies defiled. The ammunition is looted and anything else that is not nailed down is either destroyed or stolen.
Drones dropping small explosive are now common in lightening war.
Recent reports from Coalition claim the numbers of Daesh fighters has taken a toll in recent months, however there remains a hard core of well trained and fluid fighters still causing damage and providing training.
Nineteen minute video from Wilayat al-Raqqah which starts with an execution then proceeds through a collection of fire fights, a VBIED, the identification of dead Kurdish foreign fighter Ryan Lock, ending with an English speaking executioner with a distinctive accent.
Daesh are downloading Kurdish fighters videos and using them to identify enemy dead with stylised digital transition pop ups. (example) Ryan Lock was reported killed 21st December 2016.
Early vision in this video is disrupted as the Daesh fighter with the GoPro is shot dead.
The same tactics of overwhelming light arms fire, flank and encircle are executed like a training run. The second fire fight includes a VBIED with devastating results. The Daesh fighters are well trained and battle experienced, running into the dust after VBIED explosion ready to loot and collect all the oppositions ammunition in typical guerrilla drill, (and capture and imprison any opposition left alive.)
The final execution performed by an English speaking fighter with typical knife pointing rant, beheadings are turn into bleeding out the victim, then kicking the lifeless body into the dust.
An eighteen minute al-Khayr production designed to lure in heroes for martyrdom through scripted dialogue, play-training in urban ruins, leaping from roof tops and an unsettling focus on young boys. The execution beheading and shooting of the alleged Kurdish PKK spies in an abandoned amusement park in Deir ez-Zor, come after long winding often convoluted dialogues from the teen with the typical “lights are on, but no one is at home” stare. This can be seen in the November 2016 video “Repent and You Will Have Safety From Us” (tangentcode). One interesting note which pushes a once well worn notion,”if you can stand up, you can fight” is the appearance of the one armed fighter, although briefly.
The video takes a direction which Daesh relish whenever the opportunity arises of using the youngest child executioners as possible. One of the children looks more like it is afflicted with a genetic or kidney disorder and struggles to pull the trigger on what must be the smallest pistol available. The beheading is just as remorseless as the production team take a horror movie long shot of blood dripping through the playground equipment.
Further reading (here) > “SDF 5km from strategic Tabqa dam west of Raqqa”