Boko Haram urges Somali’s Al-Shabaab terror group to join Islamic State
In a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, October 14,
Boko Haram extremists urged Somalia’s Al-Shabaab terror
group to join them in pledging allegiance to the leader of the
Islamic State group, and thus abandon al-Qaida.
In the video, an unidentified armed Boko Haram fighter tells
Al-Shabaab fighters that uniting “is of greater benefit to the
struggle on the path of Islam” and will “help in defeating the
infidels of the world.” The appeal is part of a wider courting
of Al-Shabab. Similar messages came nearly two weeks
ago from militant extremists in Iraq,Sinai, Syria, and Yemen.