On Apr 15, Islamic State media wing, al-Furat Media Foundation, released a Terrorist Propaganda Video, “The Camp of Abu Noman the Martyred Commander, Soldiers of the Caliphate in Somalia”. The 16.46min Somali and Arabic language video features approx. 15 fighters in a training camp showing them undertake physical fitness exercises, marching in formation with weapons, and speeches and preaching from camp commanders undertaking instruction. Mumin and the group also reaffirm the bayah [pledge of allegiance] to the Calif [leader] of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This special report provides detailed analysis of the video release, Islamic State in Somalia, and the likelihood of further fractures in al-Shabaab.
The Special Report can be viewed by clicking the link: PUNTLAND ISIL - The Camp of Abu Noman the Martyred Commander, Soldiers of the Caliphate in Somalia; Terrorist Propaganda Video Analysis