Political Risk

Sunni rebels declare new ‘Islamic caliphate’

“A Sunni armed group which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria has announced the establishment of a ‘caliphate’ straddling the two countries, urging other groups to pledge allegiance. In an audio recording released on Sunday, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declared its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ‘the caliph’ and ‘leader for Muslims everywhere’.”

Source: Sunni rebels declare new ‘Islamic caliphate’ – Middle East – Al Jazeera English

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