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Australian, British fighters feature in new ISIL video

Published on Jun 20, 2014 7:33 PM

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Five Islamist fighters identifying themselves as Australian and British nationals have called on Muslims to join the war in Syria in a new video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The online footage, titled "There is No Life Without Jihad", showed the five militants sitting in a rural area and holding rifles with Al-Qaeda's black flag flying behind them.

"We are a State who is implementing the syaria (Islamic law) in both Iraq and Sham (Syria), and look at the soldiers - we understand no borders," one fighter said in English.

A caption said he was Abu Muthanna al-Yemeni from Britain. "We have participated in battles in Sham, and we will go to Iraq in a few days, and we will fight there, Allah permitting, and come back, and we will even go to Jordan and Lebanon, with no problems."

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