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Sep 13, 2017 8 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
1. #IS released a new video by wilayat #Raqqa today. This is IS's 11th official video of September (excl. A'maq). And that's remarkable:
2. Despite its setbacks on the battlefields in Iraq and Syria, #IS's video output has increased significantly over the last few weeks.
3. Here's the nrs. of official IS video releases p/m:

May: 6
June: 8
July: 8
Aug: 21
Sep: 11 (so far)

> a clear increase since early Aug.
4. The average length of the videos has decreased significantly though. So IS decided to produce more, but shorter videos, esp. on battles.
5. Still, in total, IS releases significantly more hours of video per week than before August, especially from its Syrian provinces.
6. This might indicate that IS relocated/restored media facilities after the Mosul battle (the last wilayat Ninawa video dates from 16/6)
7. The recent video output definitely shows that, even though its territories are crumbling, IS keeps investing in its 'virtual caliphate' <
Good piece by @haroro_ingram on the relationship between #IS's 'virtual caliphate' and what happens on the ground theaustralian.com.au/news/world/no-…

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