Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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A leading Jordanian jihadist ideologist Wednesday denounced the declaration of a "caliphate" by Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria, warning against more bloodshed.Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), declared a "caliphate" Sunday, an Islamic form of government last seen under the Ottoman Empire, straddling parts of Iraq and Syria.Jordan's jihadist movement is generally dominated by anti-ISIS groups that support Al-Qaeda and its Syrian ally, the Nusra Front.Jordan is already suffering from hosting more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, and has long faced the challenge of dealing with its own Islamist extremists, many of whom have joined jihadists or Al-Qaeda-linked groups in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
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