Following Barack Obama’s dismissal of ISIS as a mere “bunch of killers with good social media,” the terror group retaliated by releasing a new video taunting the United States and mocking US soldiers’ suicide rates.
The video also pointed out that the Prophet has already predicted the destruction of Islam’s enemies when the number of banners opposed to it reaches 80. Currently, 60 nations officially oppose ISIS. The Hollywood-style voiceover even goes on to brand these nations a “coalition of devils.” Furthermore, in a blatant mockery of the US military, the group even goes on to claim that 6,500 US soldiers commit suicide every year.
The video warns: “Our prophet said [they] would reach 80 in number and then the flames of war will finally burn you on the hills of death.
“Gather your allies. Plot against us and show us no respite. Our ally is the greatest. He is Allah and all glory goes to him.”
Though the video boasts of ISIS’ strength through the use of slickly edited photos and infographics, the reality on the ground tells a wholly different story. The group has reportedly been suffering heavy losses, especially since Russia began bombing its stronghold, Raqqa.
Due to the constant air strikes bombarding their “capital,” ISIS has since been forced to flee to Mosul, according to reports.