Abu Bakr Al-BaghdadiIraqISISSyria

Declares ‘Caliphate’

29 Jun, 2014

ISIS declares itself a Caliphate, calling on other factions to pledge allegiance in a statement posted on jihadist websites. The group says that it has renamed itself Islamic State to reflect its new status. Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani declares ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi the head of the Islamic world:

He is the imam and khalifah (Caliph) for the Muslims everywhere.

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