Russian and Iranian officers say the IS chief is lifeless however the US disagrees. PHOTO: AFP
CAIRO: Islamic State chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has exhorted followers the world over to wage assaults towards the West and to maintain preventing in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.
The message launched on Thursday was his first purported audio communication in virtually a yr throughout which his militant group misplaced a lot of its self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’.
The audio, partly devoted to spiritual scriptures, got here after a number of reviews Baghdadi had been killed. His final recording was in November 2016, two weeks after the beginning of the battle to recapture the town of Mosul from Islamic State (IS).
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“Oh Troopers of the caliphate, fire up conflict in your enemies, take it to them and besiege them in each nook, and stand quick and brave.”
“Watch out for retreat, or the sensation of defeat, watch out for negotiations or give up. Don’t lay down your arms,” Baghdadi stated, referring to followers in Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, North Africa and elsewhere in Africa.
The date of the forty six-minute recording, launched by way of the Al-Furqan information group, was not clear. However in it, Baghdadi makes an obvious reference to current occasions, together with North Korean threats towards Japan and United States, and the recapture two months in the past of Mosul by US-backed Iraqi forces.
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Since Baghdadi proclaimed the caliphate stretching throughout Iraq and Syria in 2014, Iraqi forces have retaken a string of cities in western and northern Iraq together with Mosul, the place Baghdadi made his announcement from the town’s El Nuri mosque.
Western-backed Syrian forces are additionally thrusting into the japanese Syrian metropolis of Raqqa, Islamic State’s operational headquarters from the place it plotted most of the assaults which have killed tons of of individuals all over the world.
Baghdadi additionally referred to as for assaults on Western media, saying: “Oh troopers of Islam in each location, improve blow after blow, and make the media facilities of the infidels, from the place they wage their mental wars, among the many targets.”
“Proceed your jihad and your blessed operations and don’t let the crusaders relaxation of their houses and luxuriate in life and stability whereas your brethren are being shelled and killed.”
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The autumn of Mosul in July successfully marked the top of the Iraqi half of Baghdadi’s “caliphate” despite the fact that Islamic State continues to struggle in some territory outdoors of Mosul, the most important metropolis they got here to regulate in each Iraq and Syria.
An IS department in Libya was additionally defeated final yr within the metropolis of Sirte, the place that they had arrange a North African beachhead in 2014. In Egypt’s northern Sinai, one other affiliated militant group continues to be preventing Egyptian army forces.
“With God’s will and his power, we’re staying decided, affected person…The abundance of killing won’t cease us,” Baghdadi stated within the audio recording.
Officers have stated they believed it might take years to seize or kill Baghdadi as he’s considered hiding in an enormous swathe of sparsely-populated desert between Mosul and Raqqa, the place attacking drones are straightforward to identify.
America has provided a $25 million bounty for info that may find Baghdadi.
Russia’s protection ministry stated earlier this yr it may need killed Baghdadi in an air strike on a gathering of IS commanders on the outskirts of Raqqa. However US officers stated they might not corroborate the dying and different Western in addition to Iraqi officers have been skeptical.
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