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In a Rare Video, Islamic State Leader al-Baghdadi Seeks to Divert Attention From His Group's Losses

Apr 30, 2019 | 20:10 GMT
Protesters burn a picture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on June 9, 2017, in New Delhi.

Protesters burn a picture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on June 9, 2017, in New Delhi.

(PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

In his first public video in almost five years, the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared in a 19-minute recording released by the group's Al-Furqan media arm April 29. Al-Baghdadi hasn't been seen on video since he declared the establishment of the caliphate in June 2014, the...

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