Terror group ISIS posts video reply after Obama vows to degrade and destroy it
At first glance, the trailer plays like an action film.
Tanks and troops come under fire. The imagery is ominous.
Then the logo reads: "Flames of War -- fighting has just begun."
It is the latest video that terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) posted - in reply to President Barack Obama's declaration that the U.S. objective in expanded air strikes would be to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" it.
The video, released on Tuesday, ends with the text “coming soon”.
It appears to have been released hours after General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that if current Iraq strategy is not sufficient he could recommend deploying US soldiers, The Independent newspaper reported.
The film is one of a series released by Isis, including footage showing the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker.
The group has also released propaganda videos aimed at persuading people from the West to join fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Sources: CNN, Independent, YouTube/ New York Times