Egypt’s Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis swear allegience to Islamic State (Updated)

Egypt’s Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis swear allegience to Islamic State (Updated)

Obama built the chaos in the region

IranAware

Reuters

CAIRO – Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night.

Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing US-led airstrikes as it tries to remake the map of the Middle East.

Militants from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Egypt.Militants from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Egypt.

“After entrusting God we decided to swear allegiance to the emir of the faithful Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslims in Syria and Iraq and in other countries,” the statement said.

The statement came amid an AP report that Egypt and its allies in the Gulf – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait – were discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to…

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