– ISIS THRIVES – JUND AL-KHILAFA
A regional commander of MAGHREB al-Qaeda said he broke away from the group, accusing it of “deviating from the true path”.
“You have in the Islamic Maghreb men if you order them they will obey you,” Abu Suleimane said in reference to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-professed “Caliph” of I.S.I.S.
The “Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria” is the latest group to break with AQIM and side with Baghdadi, after veteran Algerian jihadist, Mukhtar Bilmukhtar’s group, “Those who sign in Blood” pledged allegiance to the IS group. But experts say the announcement will not have a major operational impact on the ground as AQIM has been focused on the Sahel region rather than OPEC member Algeria.
* NOTE! – Another group with the same name – Jund Al Khilafah- operated in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan in 2010-12. their leader, the Tunisian Moezeddine Garsallaoui, was killed by an UAV missiles attack, near Miranshah in North Waziristan, FATA region of Pakistan, on 10/15/2012.
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