domenica 30 agosto 2015

ISIS radio station attacked inside Mosul

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Two anonymous gunmen launched a hit-and-run attack on an Islamic State radio station inside Mosul, the group’s stronghold, a Kurdish official said Saturday.
Saeed Mamuzini, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman for Mosul, told Rudaw that ISIS immediately after the attack set up a series of checkpoints inside the city to hunt the two assailants.
“The attack didn’t cause any casualties, and none of the assailants were injured,” Mamuzini said.  
Al-Bayan radio network airs a news/talk format and broadcasts in Arabic, Kurdish, English, French and Russian. The ISIS radio station has been framed as “highly professional” and compared to NPR and the BBC for tone and quality.
Early in April ISIS launched English-language radio news bulletins on Al-Bayan. Al-Bayan's reporting on the group’s military operations and propaganda has been referenced by the Associated Press and the Washington Post.
The group also publishes a monthly online English-language magazine called Dabiq, with religious lessons, plus news about its activities. The magazine is concerned with establishing the religious legitimacy of the terror group and its self-proclaimed caliphate.