Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, April 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
April 2019