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.
Seventeen minute video from Furat media which shows the fire fight attack on the Ain Assad Air Base from 13th February 2017. (CBS News Link)
The image below shown in the video is the moment the VBIED detonates. In another segment an armoured vehicle is destroyed by small arms fire.
There is also a reference to a soldier, (below) who was executed after iy was revealed a family member appeared in a Jordanian training video.
“Words drenched in Blood” is a ten minute production from Furat, mostly taken up with a rant about the obligations and duties of Muslims as seen through the teachings of extremist Islam. The English speaking finger pointer sits in his VBIED with a wild glazed stare, as he reads from what seems to be an iPad or a laptop, (in the reflection in his glasses).
This is a video which is desperate in its attempt to remain viable. Daesh now rely on the suicide VBIED and have adjusted their spin to include this new angle. This video narrative is aimed at the mentally unstable and vulnerable, isolated and easily controlled individuals to act out in terror acts.
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.
This video below is an extract from “Knights of the Departments – Wilayat Ninawa” from late January.
Similar to “Daesh Drone Bombing Run – POV” it shows the precision despatching of small munitions from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The video shows what seems like a release mechanism.
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The video below is the last scene from “Roar of the Lions – Wilayat al-Furat” a storyboard Daesh al-Furat video release January 30, 2017. The video is from a drone point of view, dropping an explosive into a compound.
Daesh have been using drones extensively over the last twelve months from making propaganda videos to trailing VBIED’s, (tangentcode). The system of delivery utilising hobby drones is as basic as it is destructive and is easily arranged with some modelling glue a plastic tube and the physics of time, speed and distance.
Military spec Drones have been looted (pic-28 July 2016) are not out of the box, but carefully constructed with long range capabilities. (tangentcode)
Solution – Disable the application that the device uses for telemetry and GPS. This could be done with regional restrictions through the Application developers, such as flight restrictions surrounding airports.
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.