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September 1, 2017

By Laurence Bindner

Wilayat Internet: ISIS’ Resilience across the Internet and Social Media

Laurence Bindner, Raphael Gluck This article was originally published in French on Ultima Ratio. Since partly going underground in the deep-web, ISIS exerts continuous pressure to make its propaganda surface on the public web. Adapting constantly to ever more active censorship, ISIS uses the various web platforms in an opportunistic and agile way. Therefore, online…

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June 20, 2017

By Rao Komar

The al-Tanf Bombing: How Russia Assisted ISIS by Attacking an US Backed FSA Group with Cluster Bombs

Russia’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War has been controversial to say the least. For instance, Russia has denied bombing hospitals and clinics in rebel held parts of Syria and then blamed the US for the bombings despite evidence to the contrary. Adding to the list of controversies involving the Russian intervention in Syria, in this…

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February 10, 2017

By Nick Waters

Death From Above: The Drone Bombs of the Caliphate

(The Conflict Armaments Research (CAR) Group, an NGO working on the ground documenting weapons and ammunition, have confirmed that the plastic tail fins mentioned in this article are in fact moulded. CAR’s findings can be read in this comprehensive paper on multi-purpose IEDs.) Introduction The conflicts in Syria and Iraq have seen a proliferation of drones…

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December 1, 2016

By Cameron Colquhoun

Inghimasi – The Secret ISIS Tactic Designed for the Digital Age

ISIS have successfully adopted a little known Al-Qa’eda / Al-Nusra tactic known as Inghimasi. In a switch from the suicide bombing terrorism of the 2000’s, Inghimasiyun deliberately aim to stay alive, killing their enemies with firearms before having the option to detonate their vests when overwhelmed Evidence the tactic has been exported to North Africa…

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October 19, 2016

By Hady Al-Khatib

Contrary to Reports, the Clock Church was not Destroyed in Mosul

Several international reports in April claimed IS destroyed the famous Clock Church in Mosul. The Iraqi Digital Investigation Team (IDIT) found the church is still intact. An independent investigation by the Iraqi Digital Investigation Team (IDIT) of the Berlin based organisation Media in Cooperation and Transition (MICT) has found that the Hour Church in Mosul,…

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September 23, 2016

By John Arterbury

ISIS’ Scorched Earth: Visual Confirmation of Destruction in the Shaer Field

Satellite photography made available to Bellingcat courtesy of Planet confirms that parts of the Shaer gas field in Syria’s eastern Homs governorate were indeed destroyed by the Islamic State as suggested. By contrasting the two high-resolution color-corrected images taken by Planet at 34.850, 37.900 – close to the recorded epicenter of the seismic event, which…

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August 29, 2016

By Hady Al-Khatib

Iraqi Digital Investigation Team Confirms ISIS Destruction of Gate in Nineveh

An independent investigation by the Iraqi Digital Investigation Team (IDIT) of the Berlin based organisation Media in Cooperation and Transition (MICT) has added evidence to support the claim that ISIS soldiers destroyed the Gate of Nineveh, a major historical site outside the ISIS-occupied city of Mosul, in April this year. It was the second destruction…

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