IS propaganda arm weakened by military setbacks: study

While 700 pieces of media were produced by the IS group in August of 2015, numbers began declining late last year, with only 200 put out during the same month in 2016, researchers saidThe IS group’s propaganda machine, largely credited with effectively attracting fresh recruits, has been weakened by military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, a US study said Tuesday. The jihadist group’s photo and video dissemination has been cut drastically year over year, research by the West Point military academy’s Combating Terrorism Center revealed.

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