ISIS leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi has released an audio message titled “Do Deeds” and calls for terror attacks on the West. Baghdadi is believed to be “badly injured” and in failing health, according to The Sun. In the 30 minute clip he calls on jihadis “to resist and lead the fight for five years” as well as “hold good and work as the pioneers of Islam…the results are in the hands of Allah…winners or vanquished your plan is outstanding with him.”
Less than five months ago, al-Baghdadi released a video to let supporters know he is still alive after he was left badly wounded in a 2017 air strike. “Experts believe that the frequency of the messages could be a sign that Baghdadi is critically ill and is attempting to rally his followers before he passes away” reports The Sun.
Baghdadi is reportedly hiding in eastern Syria and has appointed Abdullah Qardash as his successor to rebuild Isis. “Qardash is a former officer in Saddam Hussein’s army who grew close to Baghdadi, 48, when they were both jailed in Basra by US forces for their links to al-Qaeda in 2003.”
In the 30-minute long released audio, Baghdadi “discusses attacks in eight countries over four days carried out by ISIS militants on 92 different targets…He calls on the coordinated assaults, which he says have not all been reported on, ‘unprecedented in modern jihadist history.” Finally the extremist mentions countries where ISIS still have cells “aside from Iraq and Syria, including Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Tunisia and Libya.”
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