"If there are people like this and we have an idea of where they are, we would not spare them for a day," he said. "None of us can say anything about where this guy is. He could be anywhere. The issue is that if there is any intelligence information about any of these players, it should be shared and we should take action on it."
Its leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has told his followers to avoid IS-style brutalities against civilians in order to build support among local populations.