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).
“Advice for Martyrdom Seekers in the West” a ten minute video from As-Sahab Media, sub-titled in English, which rolls along with a monotone dialogue from Hamza Bin Laden, over scenes from terror attacks over the last four years such as the murder of Lee Rigby and is inclusive of attacks on Israeli soldiers up to recent attacks in Paris.
Osama Bin Laden was killed May 2nd, 2011 now his son has released messages vowing revenge over the last two years, such as “Jerusalem Is a Bride and Our Blood Is Her Dowery” (below) and a twenty plus minutes audio recording (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 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
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.