Jowhar, Somalia (tf.sf) - Al-Qaeda-linked Somalia’s Islamist Al-Shabaab terror group on Wednesday night conducted mandatory order to watch latest video in a public cinema in the headquarters of the country’s southern region of middle Shabelle as part of its propaganda campaign to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Somalis.The film uses very typical propaganda images and sounds
The public viewing function at the regional headquarters in Jowhar town attracted a cross section of local villagers as top officials of the insurgency group graced the occasion.
The group displayed disturbing footages of the ongoing battle for Mogadishu where Al-shabaab terror group fighters are fighting against the forces of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) backed by African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM)
The filming of the battle was a recollection done previously by Al-Kataaib Television, a propaganda media that is the voice of the insurgency groups in some parts of Somalia and in the World Wide Web.
Villagers told the local media that the group has been showing horrifying images of dead bodies of AMISOM and TFG combatants killed in action during the recent fighting in the restive capital.Top brass of the group who were also viewing the footages have urged the civilians’ populations of the volatile middle Shabelle region to take part in what the group calls the war against infidels.In what appears to be an operation to regain legitimacy, the group has now turned to the all-time important media to reach to the Somali populations in a way to sell their agenda and ideologies. Terror group television of Al-Kataaib and the Al-Shabaab’s terror group radio Andulus have since played an important role in disseminating the group’s indoctrination policies as it tries to tap into Somalia’s airwaves.Al-Qaeda-linked Al-shabaab terror group is in abid to control the Horn of Africa nation and put the country under Islamic sheria law.Propaganda became such a useful tool for Islamic jihadist they want to control of the opinions of the people. Islamic jihadist propaganda is available on the Internet ,Al-Qaeda-linked Al-shabaab terror group Islamic militants have developed sophisticated ways of spreading propaganda .