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New branch of Al-Qaida declared in India

Al-Qaida leader, Ayman al Zawahri announced a new branch of the terror group on the Indian subcontinent.
By Heather Records   |   Sept. 4, 2014 at 2:25 AM   |   Comments

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NEW DELHI, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, the leader of Al-Qaida, Ayman al Zawahri announced the formation of a new branch of the terror group.

The new branch of the terror group will be on the subcontinent of India and al Zawahri said it will spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad."

In the almost hour long online video, the leader of Al-Qaida also pledged his loyalty to Afghan leader Mullah Omar. That is a move seen as a snub against the Islamic State, who have in recent weeks beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Counter-terrorism experts have said Al-Qaida's ageing leaders are struggling to get recruits against IS, who have excited young followers across the globe by gaining ground in Syria and Iraq.

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