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Pro-Islamic State handle @ShamiWitness posted average of 147 tweets per day

He used to post on an average of 147 tweets per day and has posted close to 130,000 tweets.

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@ShamiWitness’s Twitter timeline.

The Bangalore man who is said to be behind the pro-Islamic State Twitter account @ShamiWitness was an active user on the micro-blogging platform until he deactivated it on Friday.

Most retweeted tweets of @ShamiWitness.
Most retweeted tweets of @ShamiWitness.

He used to post on an average of 147 tweets per day and has posted close to 130,000 tweets. The account had over 17,000 followers. It was widely regarded as a must-follow account for updates about the Islamic State’s ground operations in Syria and Iraq.

A few hours after the account went offline, pro-Islamic State users on Twitter expressed their solidarity with @ShamiWitness.

“I Joined Twitter just so I can follow Shami back when he was still not a “radical”. It is never going to be the same without him,” one user tweeted.

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Another user expressed similar views in a tweet that read: “Twitter is just not the same without Shami. He will be back with a vengeance. In Shaa Allah.”

@ShamiWitness also published a blog that, at the time of writing, was still active. It carries two articles published under the headings: “When Jihadists are the only ones left standing” and “On al Baghdadi’s disobedience of Dr Zawahiri”.