Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, April 2019

Date
April 2019
Name of Author
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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First video appearance since 2014:

“Our battle today is a battle of attrition with the enemy ... Jihad continues until judgment day, and God ordered us to jihad, but not to victory.”Nayera Abdallah Mahmoud and Ali Abdelaty, “Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi,” Reuters, April 29, 2019, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/islamic-state-airs-video-purporting-to-be-leader-al-baghdadi-idUSKCN1S51QB.

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On June 24, 2017, Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP) launched back-to-back explosions at a market in Kurram Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in northwest Pakistan. The attack killed 67 people who were shopping in preparation for a religious holiday and wounded 200 others. 

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