The Independent: Isis ‘seeking alliance with al-Qaeda’, says Iraqi Vice President
Militants reportedly looking for options as Iraqi troops close in on last jihadi strongholds in city of Mosul
The leaders of Isis and al-Qaeda are understood to be in talks about a possible alliance between the two groups, the Iraqi vice president has claimed.
“The discussion has started now,” Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday, as Isis prepares to lose control of the city of Mosul.
“There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [Isis leader Abu Bakr] Baghdadi and representing [al Qaeda-leader Ayman] Zawahiri,” he said, citing what he said were knowledgeable contacts in both Iraq and the wider Middle East. He did not provide further details on how the groups would work together.
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