Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast: Does New Tape Prove ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Is Alive?

ISIS released a new audio recording, supposedly of its injured leader, which references recent events such as Saudi military action in Yemen.

ISTANBUL — The Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, released an audio message today purporting to be from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the first time he has been heard from in months, and as deserters from his group say he is still recovering from serious spinal injuries sustained nearly two months ago in a coalition airstrike.

In the audio message posted on Islamic militant websites and titled “March Forth Whether Light or Heavy,” al-Baghdadi exhorts Muslims to join his terror army’s self-proclaimed caliphate, saying, “Coexistence with Jews and Christians” is impossible according to the Quran and the “explicit statement” of Allah.

More News On The Islamic State Releasing An Audio Message From Its Leader

Islamic State issues audio of Baghdadi calling supporters to join him -- Reuters
IS group releases audio message purportedly from leader -- AP
IS leader urges Muslims to move to 'caliphate': recording -- AFP
Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issues call to arms in "audio message" -- The Telegraph
Islamic State releases 'al-Baghdadi message' -- BBC
Islamic State Releases Audio It Says Is Speech by Chief Baghdadi -- Bloomberg
Islamic State leader purportedly urges Muslims to launch attacks -- Washington Post
Isis releases audio message purportedly from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- The Guardian
ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Call On All Muslims To Fight The 'War' In New ISIS Audio Recording -- IBTimes
New audio tape suggests ISIS leader survived airstrike -- YNet News
ISIS releases message from al-Baghdadi calling for recruits -- CNN

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