[Ed. – PR]
ISIS may be on the move, but not the way you see on television, claims the Pentagon.
Footage of the menacing, black-clad terrorist army rolling across the desert in long convoys predates U.S.-led air strikes that have forced the jihadists to travel more discreetly, say senior State Department and Pentagon officials. They have asked television networks to stop using stock footage that makes the terror army seem more mobile – and more formidable – than they say it actually is.
“One Toyota speeding down the road by itself at night with its headlights off,” would be a more accurate image, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren.
Emily Horne, spokeswoman for retired Gen. John Allen, the State Department’s special envoy leading the international coalition against ISIS, said the footage being used by news networks paints a picture that benefits the terror group, also known as ISIL and Islamic State.