Exclusive – Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
The execution video of Jordanian pilot was accompanied with the song which released from the Media Office of ISIS, serves as intimidation and threat to all who participated in international alliance, the song has started by describing the conflict as a terrible, and that the battles with these countries, will be in their own home, in different ways including slaughter and blasting on the hands of its fighters.
It seems that the group is serious in its threats, where it started first step by forming the battalion of “Anwar al-Awlaki,” which is the first battalion speaks English formed from ISIS militants, and it aims to attract Europeans militants to the areas controlled by the group in Iraq and Syria to join it.
The battalion has various tasks, where they are used in addition to invite foreigners to join the group, in planning terrorist attacks against English-speaking Western countries, also it should be referred that ISIS militants have received instructions to carry out a number of attacks on some Western countries such as Britain, as a part of its plan to stop US-led coalition raids on the group’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria, as they say.
ISIS has threatened to destabilize the security and stability of Western countries, to create a climate of fear among the people of these countries, in the wake of terrorist events in France earlier.
The name of this battalion is “Anwar al-Awlaki”, in a signal to the American origin militant, who died as a result of American airstrike on Yemen in September 2011, “Awlaki” is considered who was behind the spread of the message of “militant groups” in Europe, where “al-Awlaki” has met with “Saaid Alkouachi” during his training period in Yemen, who was involved later in the attack on the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo.”
Members of the campaign team of “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently” who are present in Raqqa, have referred to the disappearance of a number of foreign fighters who were present in Raqqa, and when the team’s member asked about the disappearance of a member of foreign nationality, ISIS members answered that “the fighter returned to his country to carry out a suicide attack there”, and this is what validates what the group said in its song: “battles will be in their own home.”
It seems that the group is preparing to re-produce its experiment from Iraq, where it started training its members to live in desert and the ways to adapt there, by setting up a training camps for the members on how to succeed in this matter, to give them hope that the group will continue remain, and that the war with coalition countries will be so long and in several battlefields.
In leaks to a member of “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently”, member of ISIS talked that the group will continue publishing the rumors of its members defections, to facilitate their entry process into Western countries, allowing them to join the militants in those cities, and implement terrorist operations, as the source said that several operations will occur in the near time in several European cities in the same time, aiming to spread chaos in those cities and forcing people to press their governments to stop bombing group’s positions.
Some may consider that the song which accompanied the version of “healing of the believers’ chests”, is not only to impart enthusiasm and bring attention and interact with the group, but its words carry the message that “we will come with slaughter and death,” the group openly said that, and took it upon himself the begin of implementation process.