Recognized Baghdadi as the Rightful Leader of all MuslimsOn 8 April 2016, a new jihadist group, Jahba East Africa, announced itself accompanied by a pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State. In a statement released the group recognized Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the “rightful khalifa (leader) of all Muslims.”In October of 2015 a different group formed named the Islamic State in Somalia (ISS) under the leadership Abdulqadr Mumin, a former al-Shabaab commander, the ISS is the group who captured the port town of Qandala on 26 October 2016 is different set of militants than Jahba East Africa (profiled below).Third possible Regional IS groupIt also should be noted that on 14 September al Shabaab's leader in Kenya, Ahmed Iman Ali, pledged to the Islamic State. It is unclear how many members followed in his defection or if he will fold into ISS or ISSKTU or create his own franchise.TRAC INCIDENT REPORT: Ahmed Iman Ali, al Shabaab Leader in Kenya, Pledges to the…
Jahba East Africa (Islamic State / ISIS Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda / ISISSKTU)
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