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Amri pledged allegiance to ISIL in video

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By Euronews
Amri pledged allegiance to ISIL in video

<p>The militant group calling itself Islamic State (<span class="caps">ISIL</span>) acknowledged on Friday the death of Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri, shot dead in a police shootout overnight in Milan.</p> <p><span class="caps">ISIL</span> had already claimed responsibility for Monday’s truck attack, which killed 12 people and wounded dozens more in the German capital. </p> <p>The group has now confirmed through its Amaq news agency that Amri carried out the rampage, and that he was killed in Milan during a shoot-out with Italian police.</p> <p>“The executor of the Berlin attacks carries out another attack on Italian police in Milan and is killed in a shoot-out,” it said in a statement.</p> <p>Amaq posted a video of Amri pledging allegiance to <span class="caps">ISIL</span>’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and calling for supporters of the militant group to take revenge of “crusader pigs” bombing Muslims. “Their blood will not go in vain. We are a nation behind them and will take revenge for them,” he said.</p>