After releasing the trailer for the video, the Islamic State (IS) issued the documentary-style production, "Flames of War: Fighting Has Just Begun," promoting its cause and highlighting some of its major operations in Syria. The 55 minute, 13 second video was produced by the group's al-Hayat Media Center, and was distributed on Twitter on September 19, 2014.
The video is narrated by an English-speaker, and the final shot in the production shows an English-speaking fighter shooting to death bound men, before which he states: "They said we abandoned the fronts and stopped fighting the kuffar and turned our guns towards the Muslims. They lied! By Allah, we are the harshest towards the kuffar, and the flames of war are only beginning to intensify. By Allah, the fighting has just begun." Much of the footage in the slickly-produced piece focuses on major battles in Syria, including the operation at Minnigh Airport in Aleppo in August 2013, and clashes with PKK and YPG elements.
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