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Al-Qaeda In Yemen Demand Celebrations for Daish Victories

National Yemen

By NY staff

With the increase of Al-Qaeda terrorist cells, some activists of Al-Qaeda have asked that the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Nasser al-Wahyshi, issue a command to his followers warning them to not talk badly about members of the Islamic State, also known as Daish.

According to activists, al-Wahyshi demanded the formation of a committee in order to organize celebrations for Daish’s victories.

On other hand, Salafi preacher Abdul Majid al-Heetari described the demands as a good step in the process of unifying jihadi work.

Al-Heetari added on his account in Twitter that the most important thing is to declare succession of the Amir al-Almomaneen (Prince of Muslims), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the only legitimate successor in the world and that he should be obeyed by all jihadist movements.

Earlier, the leader of AQAP, Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadari, who died in an air raid drone in Shabwa province, attacked the Islamic State organization in a statement in November 2014 because of their succession, considering it illegitimate.

He said, “This succession isn’t right and this declaration invalidates the legitimacy of Islamic groups who work in the arena.”

It is worth mentioning that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was created as a result of gathering terrorist organizations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the beginning of 2009. That was after Al-Qaeda was attacked in Saudi territory, making them escape to Yemen, taking advantage of the deteriorating security situation in the country and civil wars.