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ISIS Expanding In African Nations After Jahba East Africa Pledges Allegiance To Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

A terrorist group in Somalia pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to reports this week. Above, an ISIS fighter holds an the terrorist group’s flag and a weapon on a street in Mosul, Iraq, June 23, 2014.PHOTO: REUTERS

An emerging terrorist group in East Africa pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group Thursday in the latest sign the militant Muslim group is expanding across Africa. The group calling itself “Jahba East Africa” gave bayah, or an oath of allegiance, to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and recognized him as the “rightful khalifa (leader) of all Muslims.”

The group may be made up of former supporters of al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al Qaeda that controls much of Somalia and has carried out attacks in Kenya and other East African nations. A spokesperson said the group included fighters in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and condemned al-Shabab for being a “psychological and physical prison,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terrorist activity.

The Independent reported Jahba East Africa issued a statement, saying it had taken the oath of allegiance “on behalf all the East Africans in al-Shabab and those that seek to open new up fronts in East Africa.”

More here. h/t: Jihad Watch

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