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Campaign for ISIL victory kicks off in Saudi military
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_Saudi99.jpgA series of pictures posted by an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group-affiliated Twitter account appears to show images of its supporters in Saudi Arabia, who include a member of the Saudi air force.
An obscured image of a person in Saudi military uniform can be seen in front of the group's flag, holding a small placard containing the text that reads, "The billion Muslim campaign for the victory of the Islamic State, the Arabian Peninsula, province of Jeddah, 27/08/1435."
The Islamic date used suggests the picture was taken on June 30 this year, just after the Islamic State group's declaration of a caliphate.
The accuracy of the photo could not be independently verified by Al Jazeera. 
Meanwhile, three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia on Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said, according to Reuters. 
The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke security fears in Saudi Arabia, which is also facing militants on its southern border with Yemen, where at least 10 people died in an al-Qaeda raid into the kingdom on Friday and Saturday.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia said they were still looking into who fired Monday's rounds, which landed near a block of flats outside the northern town of Arar.
Saudi King Abdullah last week said he was stepping up security following the advance in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate on land up to his border.
Bringing down the al-Saud ruling family is one of the main goals of al-Qaeda, which wants to establish a cross-border caliphate in Islam's holy city of Mecca, located in western Saudi Arabia.

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Last Updated on 08 July 2014 15:34