British forces play Bollywood music to 'annoy' Daesh

British forces play Bollywood music to annoy Daesh

The strategy is aimed at 'discrediting the extremists.'

By Web Report

Published: Thu 2 Jun 2016, 11:58 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Jun 2016, 8:33 PM

The elite British special forces are 'annoying' Daesh fighters by playing music at them - and not just any music but Bollywood music.
According to a report by The Mirror, the forces' strategy is aimed at 'discrediting the extremists who claim the music is un-Islamic.'
Apparently, a Pakistani-born army intelligence officer with the British Army had told the troops that Bollywood tunes annoyed Daesh.
Special forces are in Libya training local forces in how to push out Daesh. The SBS is training troops in how to drive out Daesh from the town of Sirte and a 115-mile stretch of the Libyan coastline.
As part of a force known as JSOC - Joint Special Operations Command - the psychological operations unit intercepted the insurgent's communications and blasted them with Bollywood chart music.
Since taking over Sirte, the militants imposed Sharia law and banned anything western or frivolous and the Bollywood songs are seen as a 'huge insult'.
In one incident, the team left two cars near checkpoints on the edge of Sirte and at dawn blasted Bollywood music by remote control through two huge speakers in the vehicles.

As well as psychologically dominating Daesh the move also discredits the gunmen with locals as it shows defiance and contempt for their regime.
And it shows their reaction time to getting to source of the music and in how much force, revealing their weak points to watching troops.
"We needed to unnerve militants and at the same time use some sort of passive measure to gauge their force strength in the area we are working and it went well," a senior source said.
The story originally appeared here.

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