“The Al-Murabitoun movement pledges its allegiance to the caliph of Muslims Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (IS leader), thereby banishing divisions and dissent within the (Muslim community).”Agence France-Presse, “Belmokhtar's jihadist group in N.Africa vows allegiance to IS,” Yahoo News, May 14, 2015, http://news.yahoo.com/al-qaeda-linked-belmokhtar-group-n-africa-claims-001449854.html.
Statement, May 2015
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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