“This is a message to America. Beware you protector of the ‘Cross’ that the war by delegation won’t help you in Sham, as it didn’t in Iraq, and soon you will be in full confrontation, forced by the Will of Allah, and that the sons of Islam have prepared themselves for that day.” Aaron Y. Zelin, “‘al-Furqān Media presents a new audio message from the Islamic State of Iraq’s Shaykh Abū Bakr al-Ḥussaynī al-Qurayshī al-Baghdādī: ‘Announcement of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shām,’” Jihadology, last modified October 28, 2013, http://jihadology.net/2013/04/09/al-furqan-media-presents-a-new-audio-message-from-the-islamic-state-of-iraqs-shaykh-abu-bakr-al-%E1%B8%A5ussayni-al-qurayshi-al-baghdadi-announcement-of-the-islamic-state-of-iraq-an.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, January 2014
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 5, 2019, suspected Kata’ib Hezbollah gunmen attacked the offices of television stations Al-Arabiya and Abu Nawas in Baghdad. Gunmen also attacked the offices of Iraq’s Dajla and NRT news channels. The gunmen physically assaulted employees and smashed equipment, but no casualties were reported.
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