DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:45 A.M.) – ISIS has released another lengthy propaganda video, this time covering its inevitable loss of Raqqa, the city in northern Syria which jihadists transformed into the Islamic State capital back in 2014.
Featuring the aftermath of American airstrikes and their toll on buildings and civilians alike, the footage proceeds to show jihadists fighting for Raqqa’s countryside along with suicide bombers in action against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Later in the video, child fighters are proudly put on display while the emphasis of recruitment by religious teachers during Ramadan is underlined by the Islamic State.
Viewer discretion is advised – the video is intended for educational purposes only:
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At the moment, roughly 15% of Raqqa city is under Kurdish control while heavy clashes are ongoing in several neighborhoods.
On Wednesday evening however, ISIS retook the southern part of the Division 17 Army Base which has now changed hands a handful of times this month.