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Boko Haram chief voices support for ISIS's Baghdadi

  • A screen grab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C). AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM

LAGOS: The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen Sunday.

"My brethren... may Allah protect you," Shekau said in the video given to AFP, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

 
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The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen Sunday.


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