ISIS Declares New State Out of Captured Iraqi, Syrian Territories

ISIS Declares New State Out of Captured Iraqi, Syrian Territories

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is declaring a new state–a caliphate–out of captured Iraqi and Syrian territories. 

The state will be called “The Islamic State,” and will run from Iraq’ s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo.

According to RT.com, the chief of the state will be Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi. As such he will be “the caliph” of the new state and “leader for Muslims everywhere.

This marks “the first time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 that a Caliph–which means a political successor to the Prophet Mohammad–has been named.”

The new state has “marked its borders” and is asserting itself as “a legitimate state.” They have also “called on Al-Qaeda and other radical Sunni militants in the region to immediately pledge their allegiance.” They wish to usher in “a new era of international jihad.”

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