The Takfiri ISIL terrorists, who've been involved in fierce clashes with Iraqi troops over the past weeks, are now claiming the formation of an Islamic caliphate or state.
In an audio recording distributed on extremist websites, ISIL's spokesman, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani declared the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Quote the caliph and leader of Muslims everywhere. He says the caliphate, which is named the Islamic State, will extend from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala in Iraq. The terrorist group, which has been financially and logistically backed by the West and their regional allies, is notorious for its fear campaign and ruthless crimes in the conflicts of Syria and Iraq. The Takfiri group claims to defend the rights of Sunni muslims in those countries, but has killed large numbers of Sunnis along with Shias in both countries.