IntelCenter Taliban Audio/Video Reference - 1st Edition
$ 19.99 USD
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
This 50-page full-color book serves as a chronological reference to Taliban audio/video releases from 2004 to 20 Oct. 2012. The official video production group of the Taliban is al-Emara. However, due to the nature of video in Afghanistan, there are numerous production groups affiliated with the Taliban. These include Labaik, Manba al-Jihad, Call of Jihad, al-Hijrat, Maydan al-Jihad, Abdullah Jihadi Studio, Bot-Shikan, Tora Bora Studio, al-Jihad Studio, Umar Studio, Minbar Project, al-Muhajir Studio and more. Affiliated production groups, along with al-Emara, are included and their logos appear to the right of the Taliban logo. The book is designed to allow you to rapidly scan and identify releases of interest. It contains listings for 125 releases covering 73 hours, 40 minutes and 4 seconds of material. Each listing contains the date of release, group name and logo, associated country and flag, release title, video type, primary spoken and subtitle languages, runtime, top two identified new appearances, whether it is from a supporter group, the logos of the video production arm and supporter group and up to six representative stills from the video. Every listing also contains a unique Video ID# that can be used to reference the release and pull up the release’s full entry in the IntelCenter Database (ICD) where a complete, high-quality streaming version can be watched if you have an ICD account. The representative stills are taken by an analyst and selected to give you the best idea of what the video contains within six stills. If fewer than six stills are shown it is because the video did not contain any significantly different scenes then what is displayed. For example, if a video statement from Ayman al-Zawahiri shows a still photograph of him for the entire length of the video, then only one still would be shown. If the video showed al-Zawahiri moving, then multiple stills would be shown. If all six slots are used, then the video will often contain more types of scenes then can be represented and it is best to watch the full video to get a complete understanding of what it contains. Due to the fluid nature of terrorist and rebel audio/video collection, release listings are always increasing even long after their release period and details are constantly being added as additional clarity is reached. As additional listings for the year are discovered, new editions to this title will be released. Always refer to the IntelCenter Database (ICD) for the latest and most comprehensive listings. This book only represents a snapshot from the time of its release.