ISIS released new video of West Africa

Calibre Obscura writes on Twitter: “Yesterday IS in West Africa released a new video of fighters in Nigeria, Mali, and seemingly Burkina Faso re-pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, as well as a few minute speech from a fighter in Nigeria. Though it’s short, there are some interesting aspects.”

Important issues raised by the thread include the presence of “ex-Nigerian Special forces arms continues” and notes “a standard PG-7V warhead and a Chinese HEI-AP bounding warhead, but the latter is still not too common in West Africa.”

Interesting to see the countries being straddled:

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