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BREAKING: New Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL Video Released

BREAKING:  The questionable SITE group once again has somehow come across the newest ISIS/IS/ISIL video, which is in stark contrast to the terrorist group’s earlier videos.  The film, a 55 minute clip entitled “The Flames of War” is narrated by what seems to be an American-English speaking male.

The video depicts various acts of violence and threats to the United States.  According to BuzzFeed:  “ISIS released a 55-minute long propaganda movie on Friday that a U.S. official said is “clearly aimed” at people outside the Middle East.

The English-language video, titled “Flames of War,” features high-quality imagery alongside professional-style editing, and is narrated by someone with an American-sounding voice. The highly dramatized video opens up with footage of explosions from the Middle East and quotes from former president George W. Bush.

But a U.S. counterterrorism official says the video is actually a sign of ISIS’s decline.  ‘The video is clearly aimed at English speakers from outside the Middle East since ISIL is losing some traction in the Middle East,” a U.S. counterterrorism official told BuzzFeed News in an email. ‘Arab Muslim countries are unifying against ISIL, the Syrian opposition has been fighting ISIL for over two years, and the Iraqis too are uniting against them.'”

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According to The Daily Mail:  “The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent.

The 55-minute ‘Flames of War’ video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language.  The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS’ English-language propaganda arm.

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A male voice in well-spoken English with a non-specific American accent provides the voice-over, using dialogue seemingly hijacked from a blockbuster action film.  He says: ‘In the face of the dark wave of the crusader force, the historical land of two rivers bore life to a mission that would transform the political landscape of the world.’

Almost an hour follows of battle scenes where militants wield rocket launchers, the footage manipulated with special effects. Piles of bloodied corpses are spliced with speeches by President Obama and former president George W Bush.  The tape builds to shaky camera footage of the extremists’ raid on the 17th Division air force base in Raqqa, Syria under the cover of darkness.

In the final minutes of the tape, a masked jihadist in desert fatigues, speaks directly to camera in a different American accent to the man who provided the voice-over.   An ISIS flag billows as Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad, dig their own shallow shallow graves in the sand.

In a deep voice, the ISIS militant, who appears tall and well-built, speaks first in Arabic before transitioning into fluent, well-spoken English to deliver a chilling message.

He said: ‘We’re here in the 17th division military base just outside the city of Raqqa.”

There is much speculation about the source of the ISIS/ISIL/IS videos, as they seem to come exclusively through SITE, a questionable group that has seemingly unfettered access to ISIS and it’s media push.

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