UPDATE 9/23/16 @ 12:53 pm EDT: The video has been released on ISIS terrorist channels. Watch the video here. Read the original story below.
The Islamic State Amaq “News” agency has released a promotional “poster” for an upcoming propaganda film from Bangladesh. The video is believed to focus on the attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka in July.
Above is the promotional poster released on ISIS terrorist channels on September 23.
On the night of July 1, 2016, 29 hostages were killed by five Islamic State militants in the Gulshan Thana area of downtown Dhaka. The murdered hostages included locals as wel as multiple foreigners, including three United States college students: Faaraz Hossain, Abinta Kabir, and Tarishi Jain.
On July 6, ISIS released a video celebrating and claiming the attacks. The video also threatened more attacks in Bangladesh. However, the video was made in and released from Syria, not Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s 160 million people are almost all Sunni Muslims, including a demographic bulge under the age of 25. This makes it valuable as a recruiting ground for the Islamic State, now under pressure in its core territory of Iraq and Syria.
Over the past few months, ISIS has increasingly been losing ground in Iraq and Syria.
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20 hostages were killed by 6 now dead gunmen at Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Islamic State has claimed credit and shared images of the carnage.Click here to read more