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The ISIS terrorists moving toward Baghdad parade weapons captured from the Iraqi army as it fled in the face of the brutal militants. (Source: CNN) The ISIS terrorists moving toward Baghdad parade weapons captured from the Iraqi army as it fled in the face of the brutal militants. (Source: CNN)
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(CNN) - Iraq is under attack from within.

A brutal terrorist group is speeding toward the nation's capital sending civilians and troops fleeing.

These are terrorists so brutal even al-Qaida has disavowed some of their actions, which they record on video for everyone to see.

The video is a chilling sight.

Residents of Mosul, Iraq cheer on the takeover of their city by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - or ISIS.

But it's not just portions of the population this group has won over.

Far more worrying they now control an arsenal of weapons left behind when Iraq's army fled the scene.

And a terrifying display: ISIS proudly showing off missiles they promise to use on their march toward Baghdad.

Scary scenes are nothing new when it comes to ISIS. The group has perfected propaganda techniques that showcase their strength and brutality.

Like a recent video, over an hour long, that highlights horrific killing sprees in Iraq deliberately recorded on video. They include bombings, executions, kidnappings and worse.

A production displays glossy camerawork and high level production techniques as though ISIS were taking cues from Hollywood films such as Zero Dark Thirty and the Hurt Locker to maximize the terror.

Analysts say it shows how effective a threat ISIS is becoming.

"There is money behind it. It's not just idiots. These idiots have somebody controlling them and providing them with equipment that is very expensive. You can't just get it in a cave," said Nadia Oweidat, a non-residential fellow at the New America Foundation.

One frightening sequence shows ISIS fighters disguised as Iraqi soldiers setting up fake checkpoints.

In another scene a man is hunted down after being shot. He pleads for his life.

"I'm just a driver," he says. "Just a driver."

What appears to be the man in an Iraqi uniform is shown.

Then, sheer brutality - a hail of bullets shot into his back.

And that's not the worst of it.

One man was accused of working with the U.S.

He and his two sons were forced to dig their own graves.

"What happened to these people that they lost their humanity? Their propaganda is the only tool that can defeat them," Oweidat said.

Experts say to judge by the video the reign of terror shows no signs of abating. Which is exactly what ISIS wants, even at the risk of their tactic backfiring.

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