The leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared alive in a fresh video of one of of the ISIS propaganda wing’s outlets, Al Furqan.
This is the first time when the terrorist group’s leader appeared in a video since 2014 when he declared ISIS’ self-proclaimed Caliphate from a mosque in Iraq’s Mosul.
BREAKING: Video appearing to show Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi emerges.
In the propaganda clip, he praises those behind the Sri Lanka attacks.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 29, 2019
The Al Furqan video debunked multiple rumors that al-Baghdadi has been killed or overthrowed. It also can be considered as a marking that the terrorist group has entered into a new phase. It remains a significant threat to the security of Middle Eastern nations, but has no direct control of any significant territories in the region.