IS affiliate in Somalia allies with new leader


Somalia’s Islamic State affiliate, an important outpost of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement to the new leader named by the organisation following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Somalia’s Province posted pictures on Telegram a dozen fighters, with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Quraishi.

Quraishi was named the organisation’s leader in an audio message confirming Baghdadi’s death and vowing revenge. US Special Forces killed Baghdadi in a raid in north-west Syria.