Al Qaeda flays ISIS for declaring expansion of Islamic caliphate

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an affiliate of al Qaeda in Yemen, has released a video condemning the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi`s declaration of expanding Islamic caliphate as illegitimate. 

Washington: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an affiliate of al Qaeda in Yemen, has released a video condemning the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi`s declaration of expanding Islamic caliphate as illegitimate. 

The video, which was translated by the Site Intelligence Group, featured Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari, a senior AQAP`S cleric, as saying ISIS`s declaration of expanding the caliphate for all Muslims has taken them by surprise and did not meet the required conditions as they don`t have governance in the listed number of countries and other jihadi groups were not consulted, the CNN reported. 

He further reprimanded ISIS for going too far in terms of killing people under the name of expanding the power of the Islamic State.

Denying the claims of al-Baghdadi`s attempt to stake its supremacy among jihadis, he reiterated group`s commitment to al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

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