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1)New#Khorasan Prov vid, the latest in #isis recruitment series “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” incl. fighters from #India #Pakistan #Kashmir, despite regions recently receiving own provincial designations-showing lack of self-sufficient media offices…
2)The vid also featured fighter “Abu Mujahid al-Farsi (Persian)" who spoke on behalf of fighters in #Iran, and stated, “We say to the Magian government and those who support it: wait for actions and not words...”
3)So far in this campaign, which has been bolstered by troves of coordinated supporting media, #ISIS has released videos from its #WestAfrica #Sinai #EastAsia #Caucasus provs - a troubling scope of mobilizing recruitment following recent reemergence of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
4)Next in troubling campaign capitalizing on appearance of #Baghdadi, “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” #ISIS issues vid feat. fighters in #Azerbaijan pledging allegiance to the leader, mobilizing supporters after loss of Caliphate. More concerning: ISIS' 1st vid from country.
5)Not surprising Tunisia is next for #ISIS global recruitment & mobilization campaign, “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” as new vid comes on heels of recent IS-claimed suicide ops in the capital #Tunis.…
Similar to past vids, fighters pledge to #Baghdadi
6)To this point in the "Pious" campaign, #ISIS has released vids (in order) from: W. Africa, Sinai, East Asia, Caucasus, Khorasan, Azerbaijan, Libya, Turkey, and now Tunisia.
7)Although #Turkey was a desperate stretch, these pledge videos should not be ignored, and are in fact reminiscent of global pledges seen in 2014 when #isis announced the caliphate - many from areas that ended up dealing with significant IS presence.
8)Latest vid in ongoing “Pious” campaign comes from #ISIS Somalia Prov.-where the group is barely relevant! Vid shows Abdul Qadr Mu’min, a high-ranking official who defected to ISIS from #Shabaab in 2015, restating pledge to #Baghdadi alongside fighters.…
9)Marks the first time Abdul Qadr Mu’min has been featured in an ISIS/ISIS-linked media production since an April 2016 video by the ISIS-linked Furat Media - which had shown him speaking to fighters at an ISIS military training camp.…
10)#ISIS presence in #Somalia pales in comparison to #Shabaab. Shabaab, which controls large swathes of territory in the country, vowed to eradicate ISIS. Given its vastly superior infrastructure, the road will prove difficult for ISIS to remain relevant in the region.
11) #ISIS "Pious" campaign cont’s w/ vid from newly-announced Central Africa Prov. Following suit w/ past vids in series, which began on Jun. 15, the piece features fighters pledging allegiance to leader #Baghdadi, this time in #DRCongo #Mozambique.…
12)Since its est. in Apr., Central Africa Prov. has claimed 20 attacks w/ all but 2 (#Mozambique) taking place in the #DRC. Ops have primarily consisted of armed assaults w/ IEDs also reported on occasion. Multiple photo reports directly supplementing attacks were also released.
13)#Bangladesh is next in line for #ISIS global recruitment vid. campaign. Fighters pledge to #Baghdadi +call for Shariah law. Troubling: IS has claimed 4 IED attacks in the country in 2019, following an absence since a 2016 crackdown on Islamic extremism.…
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