Democratic Republic of the Congo: Jihadists claiming to be Islamic State in Central Africa (ISCA) call for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Middle East caliphate crumbles
Jihadists claiming to be ‘Islamic State in Central Africa’ have called for militants to join them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the extremist group’s self-styled ‘capital’, Raqqa, was reclaimed by US-backed Syrian forces.
A video circulating on pro-ISIS sites purports to be a message from dedicated jihadis, although ISIS has not expanded its official media output to the central African country.
In the footage, a man brandishing a gun and with bullets draped around his neck addresses the camera in Arabic as other men and some children are seen standing behind him.
He says: ‘I swear to God that this is Dar al Islam of the Islamic State in Central Africa,’ according to a translation by PJ Media.