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June 20th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

ISIS group uses social media to appeal to western sympathizers

The first of up to 300 U.S. military advisers are set to arrive in Iraq on Saturday.

The Iraqi military continues to strike at ISIS, but the terror group is still making gains, casualties mounting on both sides.

But ISIS isn't stopping, releasing a new propaganda video that's in high-definition and is highly produced. The video is in English, calling on western Muslims to join their fight.

Do these videos and social media appeals work?

CNN Military Analyst, Retired Army Major General James "Spider" Marks is OutFront.


Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News
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  1. Andrrew Tczap

    Does anyone know how many insurgents are ISIS and how many are disaffected Iraqi Sunnies? If the majority are Iraqi Sunnies then US involvement will lead to more problems for the US in the future.

    June 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  2. fresheating

    The video clip mentions why he does not understand why the twitter founder will not censor this stuff. The reason why is because it's a slippery slope. What's next... Sensor all abortion talk because Twitter does not feel abortion is morally right. There are 1000s of topics that require moral judgement. Twitter and many others simply stay out of it.

    June 21, 2014 at 10:12 am | Reply

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