In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants in the Intisar neighborhood of east Mosul are shown in an an alleged battle with "rafidi" Iraqi Army troops. The photo report was released on ISIS terrorist channels on December 1. An accompanying summary reads: "Aspects of the Clashes with the #Rafidi Army and Its Militia using Light and Medium Weapons in the Outskirts of Intisar Neighborhood, East of #Mosul." However, despite the claim of battle, opposing forces are never shown in the photo report and the entire set may be staged. Viewer discretion is advised.
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