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Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters
Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters

Islamic State  has released a Hollywood-style propaganda video seemingly meant to counter a U.S.-led military and diplomatic drive targeting the media-savvy extremist movement. The slickly produced video, clocking in at 55 minutes, is the group’s most ambitious agitprop effort to date, and again highlights Islamic State's social media prowess. It initially appeared on YouTube but was removed. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post incorrectly gave Sept. 17 as the date President Obama vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State. His statement was on Sept. 10. ------------ The piece is a manifestly self-glorifying...

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