Al Qaeda and Islamic State competition

Amid the growing competition between al Qaeda and Islamic State, a prominent pro-IS group, al Battar Media, released the english translation of an article, taken by al Naba #182, englightening why Islamic State considerer al Qaeda as an apostate organization.

Moreover, in the last issue of al Naba magazine, Islamic State describes the opportunistic partnership between al Qaeda and Iran, amid the latent conflict between the shiite power and the United States of America.

Following the two publications, for the first time, Islamic State has issued an official statement, claming an operation carried out in the Yemen province against al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula and defining it as a murtadin organization (apostate organization).