Following the Islamic State’s (IS) February 3, 2015 release of a video showing Jordanian pilot Mu’adh al-Kasasibah being burned alive, a massive conversation ensued among jihadist accounts on Twitter.

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The Syria-based jihadi faction Army of the Companions in the Levant (Jeish al-Sahaba) announced its pledging to the Islamic State and dissolving to fully operate under its banner.


The newly-branded “Islamic State” released a video of a Chilean fighter discussing the spoils taken by fighters at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria, and the aftermath of battle, and challenging the U.S. to intervene.


An essay circulating on forums and social media accounts that support the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, castigated the Islamic State for declaring a Caliphate and urged al-Qaeda branches to avoid reconciling with the group.


The Islamic State released a video promoting its destruction of a border crossing between al-Hasakah in Syria and Ninawa in Iraq, and its mission to destroy all borders erected by the enemy.


Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, the official spokesman of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS), announced the group’s rebranding as the “Islamic State,” declaring itself a Caliphate and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim.


The Islamic State announced its launching of a local radio station in Syria's ar-Raqqah governorate, through which it will broadcast recitations of the Qur'an, readings of Hadith, anasheed (chants), and other material.


The Islamic State published a set of pictures showing a parade it held in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate for its declaration of an Islamic Caliphate and the naming of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the Caliph Ibrahim.


The Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) released a picture set of scenes from a ceremony in which members of Ansar al-Islam pledged to the group.