A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014. (REUTERS)
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Hardline Muslim guerrillas in the Philippines said Friday they have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the extremist jihadists who now control large swath of Iraq and Syria.Misry confirmed that a YouTube video uploaded Wednesday, showing a purported BIFF leader flanked by armed men reading a statement of support for the ISIS, had come from his group.Abu Misry said his group had not sent any fighters from the Philippines to help ISIS, nor was it recruiting people to join ISIS.A purported Abu Sayyaf video has also been uploaded on Youtube showing one of the group's most senior leaders, Isnilon Hapilon, mentioning Baghdadi as he read out a statement that pledged allegiance to ISIS.
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