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.
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 two minute video, with Indonesian subtitles, showing POV fighting, some drone bombings, and a number of fire fights sewn together with the obligatory beheading scene and the overly emotional rant. The details in the video are what make this production interesting.
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.
Eleven people are dead and more than fifty hospitalised after an early afternoon, terror attack. A home-made nail bomb detonated on the St Petersburg metro coinciding with a city visit by the Russian president Vladimir Putin.
A second explosive device disguised as a fire extinguisher was found and defused in a nearby station and police issued a search warrant for two suspected terrorists.
Below – Akbarjon, born in Central Asia
2010 – Suicide bombers attacked the metro in Moscow (wiki) killing forty one and injuring more than one hundred people, almost seven years to the day.
December 2013 – Volgograd
UPDATE – Further arrests (here)
UPDATE – ‘Intelligent, sportsman, didn’t pray’: St. Petersburg bomber ‘showed no signs of radicalization’ (RT)
UPDATE – The man accused of masterminding the Saint Petersburg train bombing that killed 14 people has denied the accusations pressed against him. Eight people suspected of involvement in the St. Petersburg terrorist attack have been detained in April, according to the Russian Investigative Committee. Six were arrested in St. Petersburg and two others in Moscow.
UPDATE – Further arrests with the brother Akram arrested in possession of a grenade.
“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)