Terrorism

Islamic State spokesman calls on other factions to ‘repent,’ urges sectarian war

“The Islamic State’s spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, has released a nearly 30-minute long audio speech online. In addition to the audio, the speech was released with transcripts in various languages, including English. Some of the speech is devoted to an obligatory call for jihad on behalf of the Islamic State. Adnani also announces the Islamic State’s acceptance of a bayat (oath of allegiance) from jihadists in the Caucasus region. Recently, jihadists from the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic Caucasus Emirate’s (ICE) branch in Chechnya announced their defection to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization. Their defection followed other pledges to Baghdadi from ICE commanders in Dagestan and elsewhere since last year. “

Source: Islamic State spokesman calls on other factions to ‘repent,’ urges sectarian war | The Long War Journal

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