ISIS:Tunisian jihad asks AQMI to merge with Islamic State

Abou Iyad calls on emir Droukdle to forge alliance with al-Baghd

06 October, 13:41

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 6 - The fugitive leader of Tunisian jihadist group Ansar al Sharia, Abou Iyadh, has called on the chief of al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), emir Abdelmalek Droukdel, to forge an alliance with the Islamic State of Abou Bakr Al-Baghdadi. In particular, Iyadh asked Droukdle, in an appeal posted to websites close to the North African jihadists, to join forces to ''submit'' to the orders of ISIS.

    Iyadh, who has been at large since the fall of 2012 following an attack on the US embassy in Tunis, is believed to be in Libya where he is allegedly training militants to carry out attacks in Tunisia and Algeria with the objective of creating a caliphate in the region similar to the one pursued by ISIS.(ANSAmed).

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