Lebanese terrorist group pledges loyalty to ISIL leader

Lebanese terrorist group pledges loyalty to ISIL leader
Tue Jul 1, 2014 17:49:04

A Lebanese militant group called ‘Ahrar al-Sunna’ has announced loyalty to the so-called ‘Islamic caliphate’ newly established by the Takfiri group of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).

According to the Arabic-language al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, Ahrar al-Sunna issued a statement on its Twitter account on Tuesday, saying that they ‘honorably’ pledge loyalty to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, head of the ISIL.

The ISIL has recently announced the establishment of what it considers an Islamic “caliphate,” or state, which it says will extend from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala in Iraq.

Baghdadi, who was a detainee at US Bucca prison in 2005, has announced himself as the caliph of the Muslim world.

On Sunday, Baghdadi appointed Abdul Salam al-Ordoni, as emir for Lebanon and set up camps to train militants to be sent to the country for terrorist attacks.

Ordoni was reportedly behind explosions carried out by two Saudi individuals last week at Beirut’s Duroy Hotel, in which a dozen people were injured.

ISIL is a Takfiri extremist group which has its roots in the insurgency against the US-led invasion on Iraq in 2006, and was later developed to a bigger group in Syria in 2012.

The group is known to be responsible for mass murders and extremist acts of violence across Syria and Iraq.


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