Chilean Fighter Reviews Spoils Taken by Islamic State at Iraq-Syria Border
The newly-branded “Islamic State” released a video of a Chilean fighter discussing the spoils taken by fighters at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria, and the aftermath of battle, and challenging the U.S. to intervene.
Jihadi Criticizes ISIS-Declared Caliphate
An essay circulating on forums and social media accounts that support the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, castigated the Islamic State for declaring a Caliphate and urged al-Qaeda branches to avoid reconciling with the group.
Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani, the official spokesman of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS), announced the group’s rebranding as the “Islamic State,” declaring itself a Caliphate and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim.
Islamic State Launches Radio Station in ar-Raqqah
The Islamic State announced its launching of a local radio station in Syria's ar-Raqqah governorate, through which it will broadcast recitations of the Qur'an, readings of Hadith, anasheed (chants), and other material.
Islamic State Shows Parade in ar-Raqqah for Announcing Caliphate
The Islamic State published a set of pictures showing a parade it held in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate for its declaration of an Islamic Caliphate and the naming of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the Caliph Ibrahim.