Jul 11 2014
First, ISIS terrorists declared a caliphate called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, shortened recently to just IS (Islamic State). Now competing terrorists in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra Front, declares an Islamic Caliphate in Levant (Greater Syria).
The leader of the terrorist group, Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front), which is al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, Abu Muhammad al-Joulani has declared to his followers his group’s intention to establish an “Islamic Emirate” in al-Sham (the Levant or Greater Syria). This came less than two weeks after his former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate under his leadership as Caliph and that is run by his terrorist group “the Islamic State”, after it was called “the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) aka Islamic State of Iraq & Syria/al-Sham (ISIS).