DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State released a characteristic 16-minute video on Friday, showing large jihadist convoys and Inghimasi units attacking Iraqi outposts and army bases, including Asad Airbase, in western Anbar.
Islamic State fighters could also be seen boosting moral before the battles and cheering after capturing spoils of war from the Iraqi Armed Forces.
The footage is highly graphic and must not be viewed by adolescents:
Al-Masdar News does not in anyone condone terrorism but insists on allowing readers perspective from both sides. The video is for educational use only.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army has won the upper hand in the battle for Mosul as Iraq’s second largest city is expected to be brought under government control within weeks.
Once this northern campaign is concluded, the Iraqi Armed Forces and allied paramilitary factions are expected to hunt down ISIS insurgents across the vast Anbar desert, known to be a jihadist hotbed.
Given the current rate of Iraqi advances, ISIS is likely to be defeat in Iraq within two years although suicide bombings, especially in the capital, are likely to continue.