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The Islamic State’s prolific ‘martyrdom’ machine | The Long War Journal

The Islamic State’s prolific ‘martyrdom’ machine | The Long War Journal

The Islamic State claims to have executed 489 “martyrdom operations” in Iraq, Syria and Libya during the first five months of 2016. The figure comes from monthly data published by Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the so-called caliphate that releases infographics summarizing the group’s suicide attacks.Amaq’s most recent infographic (seen on the right) indicates that the jihadists executed 119 “martyrdom operations” in the month of May alone.

Source: The Islamic State’s prolific ‘martyrdom’ machine | The Long War Journal