ISIS updates on Iraqi operations from social media
As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues its territorial offensive in Iraq, social media accounts belonging to ISIS fighters as well as those affiliated with the terrorist organization have posted pictures and videos documenting the unfolding campaign.
The video above, uploaded earlier today, titled "The moment the mujaheddin enter the city of Tikrit - the center of al Hawli Street 11-6-2014," shows armed ISIS militants entering the city of Tikrit in white pickup trucks and firing celebratory rifle shots in the air. The militants are seen entering the northern section of the city at minute 1:30, apparently continuing their southward advance from Bayji. ISIS seized control of the northern city of Mosul yesterday, as well as the province of Ninewa and areas of Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces. Since then, ISIS fighters have been advancing southward in a lightning offensive, taking over the Salahuddin provincial capital of Tikrit today.
This video, posted today by a ISIS fighter known as "Ibn al Azd," is titled "The Islamic State's loot in Mosul is more astonishing than imagination." ISIS fighters are seen in the video seizing Iraqi army supplies in Mosul after their takeover of the city yesterday. The fighter recording the video surveys the supplies of "al Maliki's soldiers," which include refrigerators, chicken, and other food items. As he displays this "loot," the fighter says that "all of this has become loot of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham."
ISIS also posted the following pictures today to several jihadi forums as part of a series called "The Muslims' Joy in the Victories of the Mujahideen" that shows ISIS militants giving out sweets on Iraqi streets and ISIS fighters parading through "liberated cities." The pictures were disseminated by ISIS' official "Media Office of Wilayat Raqqa."
The caption reads: "Distributing sweets to the Muslim public rejoicing the mujahideen victories in Wilayat Nineveh and Wilayat Salahuddin."
The caption reads: "Muslims come out to the streets to rejoice the mujahideen victories."
The caption reads: "Mujahideen vehicles roam the city streets to rejoice the series of conquests."
The caption reads: "The Muslims come out to the streets of Wilayat Raqqa to rejoice the victories of the mujahideen."