New video pits Al-Qaeda against Islamic State

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Worshipers pray at the Al-Noori Al-Kabeer mosque, next to flag used by the Islamic State (IS), in Mosul city, northern Iraq.

New video pits Al-Qaeda against Islamic State


Islamic State is illegitimate, according to a statement released by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in a new 26-minute video that was shared via Twitter.

As reported by The Washington Post, the statement was read in Arabic by Khalid Batarfi, an AQAP official, with English subtitles. He dismissively referred to IS as the “Baghdadi's' group”, a reference to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

This is the second time that AQAP and AQIM – al-Qa...


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