ISIS taunt America in new video urging them to ‘bring it on’ as they vow to bring fire on their enemies once ’80 banners’ have been raised against them and mock US soldier suicides
- The propaganda video desperately highlights suicide rates among soldiers
- The video claims that America is ‘too weak’ to put boots on the ground
- A Hollywood-style voiceover says that Isis has the greatest ally – Allah
Barack Obama recently dismissed Isis as ‘a bunch of killers with good social media’ – and a new video by the terrorist group shows that propaganda internet films are what they’re best at.
The video taunts America, urging the nation to ‘bring it on’ before adding ‘your numbers only increase us in faith’.
In a desperate effort to worry the super power, the video points out that 6,500 US soldiers commit suicide every year and claims that its territory is bigger than the UK.
Isis calls the nations ranged against it a ‘coalition of devils’ in its latest propaganda video
In a desperate move, the Isis video highlights the suicide rate among US soldiers
The Hollywood-style voiceover goes on to say that Isis is ‘counting your banners’, a reference to the flags of the nations ranged against it in the international coalition, which currently number 60.
It calls this group a ‘coalition of devils’.
It says: ‘Our prophet said [they] would reach 80 in number and then the flames of war will finally burn you on the hills of death.
‘Gather your allies. Plot against us and show us no respite. Our ally is the greatest. He is Allah and all glory goes to him.’
The video claims that the territory it commands is bigger than the UK
The video boasts that Isis ‘sows fear’ into the hearts of US soldiers and says that America is ‘too weak’ to put boots on the ground.
It concludes that ‘our ally is the greatest, he is Allah and all glory goes to him’.
While the video, which features slickly edited pictures and infographic, makes bold claims about Isis’s strength, the reality is that the group is suffering heavy losses on the ground, especially since Russia began bombing the group.
Russian warplanes have destroyed hundreds of oil-carrying trucks belonging to the group and hundreds of fighters in strikes lasting several days.
The bombardment of the group’s ‘capital’, Raqqa, meanwhile, has forced the leadership to flee to Mosul, according to reports.