Twenty five minute video from al-Khayr which is basically a cobbled together production from other videos with the same theme of recruitment, for example the end scene is from “Story of Nafir – Raqqa” (here). Other familiar faces show up through the video which signals, Daesh are in need of fighters or a terror event which they can claim.
Also note the first anniversary of the death of Mulla Akhtar Muhmmad Mansur (wiki), killed May 21st and with Ramadan May 26th this release is timed in an effort to precipitate a terror event and at the least to legitimise ‘lone wolf’ attacks.
Penalty of the Treacherous released via Wiliyat Karkuk is what it sounds like, an execution video. Groups of man are murdered either by beheading or rifle through a series of spoken confessions each group separated with a man daubing blood onto a wall. The early part of the video shows a layer of sophistication with generated transitions that are super imposed over projections played over the captive as he speaks.
This type of production and editing combination has not been seen in recent months with Daesh as they have attempted to fill the missing skill sets the media productions once had.
A four and half minute video from Al Kataib media with Snr Private Alfred Kilasi’s desperate message calling for rescue from the Government of Kenya.
Other videos have appeared, such as with Leonard Maingi Kiiyo and David Ngugi Wataari (here) from between January 2016 when they were first taken captive (wiki), through to April 2017 with David Ngugi “Free Us or Kill Us” (here).
The Australian Government TRAC has released a risk assessment report “Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risk Assessment” (pdf). The key statistics on Store Value Cards or as the report “SVC”.
SVC’s or ‘Stored Value Cards’, allow money to be debited or payed into an electronic account and the used just like a VISA or other credit card, to purchase goods, particularly over internet retail services. The SVC’s are often bought with ‘on-selling’ of goods which buy more SVC cards from which the code is then sent to recipients who withdraw cash money from automatic teller machines or cash points.
This type of finance model which is used to supply Daesh, or “sponsor soldiers” has been a subject for previous reports such as the 2015 FATF Report (pdf)
And, 2012 report from the Australian Treasury (pdf).
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).
Nine minute video from Karkuk showing the sniper action from Daesh. The video is high quality as is the audio that accompanies.
There are a number of close calls for some of the targets and some interesting shots with tracer fire for the spectacle, along with laughing from the sniper and spotter.
Further to this post is the al-Qaidah in the Arabian Peninsula – “Inspire Guide #5: The British Parliament Operation in London”
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
Afghanistan – “Surely Falsehood is Ever Bound to Vanish” an eight minute quasi professional video narrated in English which attempts to show the American tax payers the enormous resources which are poured into the thirty tear war with no end in sight. The title comes from (Qur’anic verse 17:81.)
The video shows militants gunning down soldiers as they escape, even taking one prisoner. The final scene shot from the ubiquitous floating drone shows a HumVee, packed with TNT, oxidise into dust.