Islamic State video throws spotlight on suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka bombings

People walk near St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, three days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Standing under a black flag of the Islamic State, eight men declare their loyalty to the group’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. “We pledge allegiance … and to obey him on everything either in easy or difficult conditions,” they say, before praising Allah. IS claims the men in the video, released late on […]

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