Abū Sayyāf in Sulu – Pledge of Allegiance

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Video released 21st March 2016 through Furat media titled; (see below)

“Pledge of Allegiance From Katībat Jund al-Tawḥīd of Jamā’at Abū Sayyāf in Sulu, Philippines to the Caliph of the Muslims Ibrāhīm Bin ‘Awād al-Ḥussaynī al-Qurayshī”

In the seven minute video a dialogue is presented by a script reading militant who stands surrounded by a dozen, perhaps more, black clad individuals doing their best poker face stare. 

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Daesh t-shirts, flags and even embroidery patches can be seen adorning the collective as they pledge allegiance to Daesh.

Sulu is part of an archipelago in the Philippines (wiki) and has a long history of trade. In 1898 the Spanish – American war took place which led to the 1898 Treaty of Paris and the American occupation of the region which ended in 1946 with Philippine Independence.

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No celebratory gun fire as ammunition is expensive.

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