Members loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria wave ISIS flags as they drive around Raqqa June 29, 2014. Urduni is unknown in Salafist circles in Lebanon. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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One of the first orders of establishing an Islamic caliphate is the naming of emirs to rule over the various emirates. The Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), appears to have done just that earlier this week as local media reported that Abdel-Aziz Mohammad Abdel-Salam al-Urduni was named the emir of Lebanon. There is very little information available to the public about Urduni, a man shrouded in more mystery than the Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was recently recognized by his followers as Caliph Ibrahim. Urduni is not on the U.S. terror list, unlike Baghdadi who was designated such by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2011 .A security source in Ain al-Hilweh ruled out the idea that Urduni hailed from the overpopulated camp or even had a momentary presence in Ain al-Hilweh.In the past, local media reported that wanted Australian-Lebanese dual national and Salafist figure Hussam Sabbagh was appointed the Nusra Front's "Emir of North Lebanon".
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