India uneasy over new Al Qaeda branch in South Asia

In a move to steal the thunder of the Al Qaeda’s Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the group’s chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri announced Wednesday the launch of Qaedat al-Jihad, to operate in India, Burma, Bangladesh and Kashmir.  In a 55-minute video posted online, Zawahiri also pledged renewed loyalty to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Oma in Arabic and Urdu. The veteran terrorist leader created the new branch in an attempt to regain the spotlight and draw jihadist recruits to his flagging ranks. 

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