The two groups are reportedly in talks
Fanatics acting on behalf of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have been speaking with extremists close to the head of al-Qaeda Ayman al Zawahiri with plans to form a sick pact.
The disturbing news emerged when Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi was interviewed on Monday, citing regional contacts in the country.
He said: “The discussion has started now.
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ISIS recently lost territory in Mosul
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“There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing Baghdadi and representing Zawahiri.”
ISIS recently lost ground in Mosul, but still controls the towns of Qaim, Hawija and Tal Afar in Iraq ad Raqqa in Syria.
But Allawi warned the barbaric terrorists would simply not go away.
He added: “I can't see ISIS disappearing into thin air.
sama bin Laden (L) sitting with his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri
“They will remain covertly in sleeping cells, spreading their venom all over the world.”
It comes after explosive documents leaked to newspaper Al Sharq al Awsat revealed ISIS and al-Qaeda would be united fully by 2021.
ISIS split from al-Qaeda in 2014 and since then the two terror cults have waged in a bitter battle for recruits.
Leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Zawahiri has even gone as far to criticise ISIS for its extreme punishment methods, including beheading, burning and drownings.
It remains unclear how the two terror groups would merge and work together, but it is not the first time terrorists have worked together, with some propping up in the Middle East and Africa in recent months.