Category: Sniper

Islamic State – North Baghdad October 2018

Nearly nineteen minute video released from North Baghdad made up of sections of video files shown in a postcard type storyboard up to recent times including VBIED attacks. Executions feature as most of the content of second half of the release showing the victims in military uniforms or in post of public office along with the building in rubble.

Note – bottom left hand corner of the frame below you can see the clip layer which is being used as audio.This is why “detach audio” exists. Very rare to see this error.

 

More – June 28, 2018 (iraqinews dot com)

Amaq – February 17 2018 – Bahra

Amaq watermarked video allegedly showing Deash holding back the PKK in the vicinity of Bahra countryside.

*This is part of the attacks shown in “Inside the Caliphate – 7

The only issue here is that this is a staged one way fire fight. 

Not releated but incidental is this map showing returning Foreign Fighters.

Awakening factions and Joining the Caliphate

Twenty one minute video from Halab which shows a group of seven men enrolling into Islamic State. The number seven has a an important meaning in this production.

specifying the number seven, it has to do with the creation and sahr’i commands of Allaah. Allaah created seven heavens, seven earths and seven days, and man’s creation is completed in seven stages” (here)

The men are shown being transported to a meeting point then to a Mosque for prayers from which they are then taken to what looks like a admin supply outlet where they are fitted with uniforms.

The last minutes include a training session and a kitting session until they are whisked away to the frontlines. The video follows the seven inductees pointing them out with digital labels as they traverse the training program which will look familiar to any person trained in urban warfare. Close proximity live fire training, flashbangs, which don’t flash, and some unique gymnastics are also shown as the men clamour over each other making human ladders to gain a tactical advantage fireing into empty bombed out buildings.

The ending shows one of the narrators climbing into a cobbled together VBIED only to vaporise on the horizon in a mushroom plume of TNT.

“The lights are on but nobody is home” look is clearly evident amongst the men who seem lost in a haze of illusion. Feeding drugs to soldiers in war is not a new thing and can be traced back to Alexander the Great (here) and even in modern times by Nazi Germany. (here) The bottom line here is that Daesh are still actively recruiting and seeking to draw upon the vast populous of disillusionment. 

Further Reading“Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade” (TheGuardian)

Wounded In the Way of God – Furat

Twelve and a half minute video from Wilayat Furat drilling home the message, “no excuses”. This is a mantra Daesh have pushed with earnest in recent months, but the effort goes back to 2015 (tangentcode), that if you are injured, you must finish jihad, and hence the title.

The July 2017 video “One of Two Good Outcomes” is repeated in parts with fire fights that look familiar and the wheelchair bound mujahideen elevated to VBIED Pilots. 

There are a couple of odd moments, as with most Daesh videos, for example the care taken cleaning the external fixation sites, which is shown in the background as one of the narrations take place, and the choice of scissor to cut a small section of bandage (theatre for effect.)

This is followed by a man seen climbing into a VBIED with external fixation, something which seems like a waste of effort and resources when you consider the man is about to be blown to atoms.

Q – Why spend the resources and effort?

A  – This is part of the illusion of an escalator ride to heaven. The doctrine is strong and wipes the mind of any clear thinking. 

The wheelchair is shown a number of times which had been a point of interest in an Australia Investigation in which a wheelchair was to be used to carry an explosive device onto a passenger plane. (tangentcode) July 2017

The other fact is the pain killers and drugs would place these young men in a position of vulnerability open for manipulation and indoctrination, and from the looks in some of their eyes it would n’t be difficult.

Below is from a captured Daesh post – Tramadol is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain – Jan 2018

Don’t need to stand to weld.