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Egyptian militants swear allegiance to “Islamic state”

The group "Ansar al-Maqdis Beit" expressed its support for militants of IS in Syria and Iraq.

Egyptian militants swear allegiance to "Islamic state"

The Egyptian Islamist group "Ansar al-Maqdis Beit" swore allegiance to "Islamic state" (IS). It was reported by Reuters.

"After entrusting God we decided to swear allegiance to the emir of the faithful Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslims in Syria and Iraq and in other countries," the statement said. In addition, they noted that IS supports actions in Syria and Iraq.

There repeatedly appeared information that the militants of "Ansar al-Maqdis Beit" group controlled by Al Qaeda coordinate their attacks from IS, in particular, on the representatives of the power structures of the Arab Republic.

In early September, it was reported that "Islamic state" was expanding its influence in Egypt. And in early October, the militants of "Taliban" movement offered IS their help. They noted that they are proud of IS' struggle against the international coalition led by the United States, and said they would assist in the creation of a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

The terrorist organization "Islamic state" has activated in June 2014 and already seized large areas of Syria and Iraq. In August, US led by the international coalition began conducting military operation against IS in Iraq, and in September they began making air strikes on militant positions in Syria.