As the fight to protect their territory continues, the Islamic State group has claimed the arrests of four jihadists it classified as "extremists" accused of plotting against the organization in areas of Iraq and Syria under its control.
A male voice who reportedly claims to have "captured an extremist religious cell planning to take up arms against the Caliphate" referring to the regions it controls in both countries. A video purportedly posted by IS on jihadist websites has those clips in some details.
The four men detained, according to the IS, confessed that they had plotted against IS as the group doesn't view "all Iraqis and Syrians as infidels".
The men, speaking Azerbaijani Turkish, accused IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of being "an infidel as he takes money from infidels".
Details as where and when the men were arrested was not specified but clips from the video only carried initials of Syria's Raqa province, a stronghold of IS in the north of the war-ravaged country.
Presently, the fate of the four detainees is not revealed, although the video ended with the recitation of a Koranic verse stating that those who fight against God and the Prophet Mohammed deserve to die or have their arms and legs amputated.
Over the weekend, the Financial Times newspaper reported that 100 foreign IS members had been executed by the group after trying to flee Raqa.