NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A media outlet for terror network ISIS released video of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday, the first video featuring him in nearly five years.
Al-Baghdadi is believed to be hiding in the desert area that stretches across the Syrian-Iraqi border region.
He sits cross-legged with four other men- their faces blurred- and talks for about 40 minutes, reported The Guardian.
“Truthfully, the battle of Islam and its people against the cross and its people is a long battle,” said al-Baghdadi. “The battle of Baghouz is over. But it did show the savagery, brutality and ill intentions of the Christians towards the Muslim community.”
Al-Baghdad is among the world’s most wanted mem The United States is offering up to $25 million for information leading to his location.
Al-Baghdadi acknowledged in the video the end of the battle in Baghouz, the group's last stronghold in Syria, and discussed the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people.
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1) BREAKING: #ISIS’ Furqan issues new video showing leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, marking the first time he is shown in a video since his July 2014 sermon at the Great Mosque in #Mosul pic.twitter.com/cDgOmx7Mhn— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) April 29, 2019