Islamic State Group Releases New Audio, Purportedly of Its Leader Al-Baghdadi

Al-Baghdadi in 2004.

(From AP News)

The Islamic State group has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year.

In the audio, al-Baghdadi — whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown — urges followers to “persevere” and continue fighting the group’s enemies everywhere.

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