Vice President Ayad Allawi revealed that the Islamic State (EI) is talking with Al Qaeda about a possible alliance, reports Radio Havana Cuba.

"The negotiations have started now," said the politician who received information from Iraqi and regional sources.

"There are talks between messengers from Baghdadi and Zawahiri," he said, referring to EI leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The Islamic State torn apart from Al Qaeda in 2014, competing since then in both recruiting militants and seeking funding in jihadist networks.

Zawahiri publicly criticized the Islamic state for the brutality of its methods.

As for the future of the EI, the Iraqi vice president acknowledges that he does not imagine the terrorist group "fading in the air". Even if it loses its territory in Iraq, "it will remain secretly in dormant cells, spreading its poison all over the world," the politician warns.

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