Senior Yemen al-Qaida official condemns Islamic State bombing of Shiite mosques

October 2, 2015 12:37 PM

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CAIRO – A senior operative in Yemen's al-Qaida affiliate has condemned the recent bombings of local Shiite mosques by the Islamic State group.

Both al-Qaida and the Islamic State group regard Shiite Muslims as apostates. But in a video released early Friday, Khaled Batarfi said that al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri had both banned the practice of attacking mosques.

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