Saturday, August 29, 2015

Britain unveils its latest weapon in the war to defeat ISIS extremists - a TWITTER account

  • @UKAgainstISIL was launched on Twitter two days ago 
  • The account promises 'updates on the UK Government's ongoing work'
  • The account has already garnered over 1,000 followers in two days
  • UK forces have carried out airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq 
The British government have  unveiled their latest weapon to combat the fierce jihadi group ISIS - a dedicated Twitter feed.

The @UKAgainstISIL account promises 'updates on the UK Government's ongoing work' to defeat the terrorist group.

Since it was activated two days ago, there have been several tweets - including a link to a video arguing that Britain is playing a 'leading role in the global coalition'.

The footage says the UK is taking action such as 'militarily removing territory from Isil' and 'cutting off Isil finances'.

The account has also tweeted the British government's pledge to protect Britons at home, it claims the government is working 'with the internet industry to remove extremist propaganda'

According to the account, 203 British nationals have been arrested for Syria-related terror offences.

UK forces have been carrying out airstrikes against IS - also known as Isil or Daesh - in Iraq, but MPs have not approved involvement in raids on the group's Syrian bases

Speculation has been growing that David Cameron could stage a vote on extending military involvement when parliament returns from its summer break. 

The news comes as ISIS released a new trailer for a forthcoming video.

Produced by al-Hayat media, the ISIS media group behind some of their most high quality releases, the video has been shared widely on social media.

The hashtag for the new release  reached 57th on the most popular phrase trending globally on Twitter yesterday.

The short trailer gives a hint of the forthcoming content of the new video. Much of the video appears to be made up of Hollywood-style battle scenes from a Crusader themed film.

One of the other strange features of the trailer is that it appears ISIS may be ready to show off their much talked about gold coin currency.

Although various posters and reported coins have been posted as photographs on social media, the Dinar currency of ISIS has remained a propaganda myth.

The video shows the smelting of gold coins and shows a pile of the alleged currency.

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