The two minute video is titled “The state of Tripoli visible // || messages from Jund al-Khilafah ||” It is a statement video which ends with an IED detonation.
Jund al-Kalafah or “soldiers of the Caliphate” in Tunisia and Algeria have released video or audio pledging their allegiances to Islamic State. Most notably in recent times was the beheading of French Hostage Herve Gourdel.(here)
The video is a quasi professional arrangement, in need of some colour correction perhaps, but makes its point in a ‘one take’ power rant. The added vision of an explosion adds some credibility, however the flag in the right hand corner flapping the opposite way soon dilutes this notion.
The quality or other elements of the release do little to swage the fact that the region of Northern Africa is becoming a “no fly zone”. With further disruptions expected to continue in Yemen, the strategic importance of the region takes a back seat in the Islamic State vehicle, ready to take over the controls when needed.