31 Oct '17, 4pm

Islamic Jihad Union showcases 'special forces' training camp | FDD's Long War Journal

IJU fighters training in an undisclosed location of Afghanistan The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), an al Qaeda-affiliated group loyal to the Taliban, released a video showcasing a training camp for its ‘special forces’ that is purportedly located somewhere in Afghanistan. The video is of higher quality than the group normally produces, indicating increased media capabilities. The IJU video, which is dated from earlier in October, shows its fighters training in a compound, undergoing hand-to-hand combat and urban warfare training. The jihadists are seen practicing how to storm buildings, clear rooms, and take prisoners. The trainees are also taught marksmanship with small arms and suppressed rifles. Additionally, the jihadists are trained to use motorcycles to conduct assassinations. In addition to the video, a small photo set showing further marksmanship training was also rele...

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