Syria Jihadists Pledge to Retake Spain, ‘The Land of Our Ancestors’

Syria-based Jihadists have vowed to retake Spain – “the land of our ancestors” – in a video shot in Castilian Spanish that emerged on YouTube from a Syrian pro-government account.

In the footage, a young fighter introduces another “friend and brother” saying that “we’re going to speak in Spanish”. The second militant, wearing a kefiah scarf around his head, says:

“We are in the Holy Land [Syria], the land of Islam and I tell and warn everyone: we are living under the Islamic flag and we will die for it until we open those locked lands from Jakarta to Andalusia. And I say: Spain is the land of our ancestors and we will open it with the power of Allah”.