3. This was the intake application of a fighter named Abu al-Zahra. It was left behind in ISIS’ Diwan al-Jund, the Ministry of Soldiering in the village of Omar Khan. The Iraqi forces who found it gave it to us to take back with the understanding that we would publish it.
NEW: US designating seven more ISIS-affiliated groups — ISIS-West Africa, ISIS-Somalia, ISIS-Egypt, ISIS-Bangladesh, ISIS-Philippines, the Maute Group, and Jund al-Khilafah-Tunisia — State Dept Counterterror Coordinator Nathan Sales announces
"Competition between rival jihadi groups might have prompted the attack. Sinai Province, the ISIS affiliate, has been losing recruits and territory to Jund al-Islam, the al-Qaeda affiliate. “They needed this kind of attack to prove they still exist. "https://t.co/8ttoKxhm7i