ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Surfaces in a Recent Video After 5 Years

Updated On 30 Apr, 2019 Published On

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has surfaced again after 5 Years of long absence, in a recent video released by the Islamic extremist group.

In the video, the man claiming to be Abu Bakr is clad in a casual outfit and is sitting on the ground close to a rifle.

In the video,  Baghdadi informed that "battle for Baghouz is over," talking about the last town under ISIS rule in eastern Syria.

Baghouz was freed from the terrorist organization in March, thereby collapsing the group's so-called Caliphate.

The man praised the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 350 people and injured at least 500 on Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019.

He also talked about other recent political events around the world, like the resignation of the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the end of reign if Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir and the election victory of Benjamin Netanyahu's in Israel.


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The video was released by ISIS media dept. al-Furqan on Monday.

If the video is authentic, then it marks the first sighting of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi since July 2014, when he delivered a speech at the Great Mosque in Mosul.