Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi releases first video after five years and threatens to take revenge
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The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he has threatened to continue his terrorist activities.
Al-Baghdadi is seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader points to the ISIL’s exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterates that the Baqouz Battle has ended.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he will take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL has conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.
The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka have been carried out in line with ISIL’s revenge for Baquouz battle.
The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul’s Nour Mosque in 2014.
On Saturday, Russian media reports claimed that al-Baghdadi was in Syria’s Badiyeh (desert) region, attempting to cross the border into Iraq.
The Arabic-language service of RT news channel quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying that al-Baghdadi was at present hiding in Abu Rajmin mountain near Syria’s Palmyra region in Homs province.
He added that the ISIL leader wants to cross the border into Iraq in the next few weeks, noting that he has already made several unsuccessful attempts due to the tight security measures at the border.
The report said captured ISIL terrorists have leaked during interrogations that al-Baghdadi has been left with a small number of Saudi, Tunisian and Iraqi militants who are still loyal to him.
Security experts said al-Baghdadi is likely trying to join the ISIL terrorists who have been transferred by the US from Syria to Iraq.
Iraq’s security experts have accused the US army of training hundreds of ISIL terrorists in al-Anbar province after relocating them from Syria to Iraq to prepare them for a new round of insecurity in the country.
“Between 700 to 1,000 ISIL militants are being trained by the US troops in al-Anbar province,” the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news website quoted Manager of Badr Organization in Al-Anbar Province Qusai al-Anbari as saying in March.
He pointed to the special conditions considered for the ISIL militants, and said that the US troops had specified redlines for third parties to avoid approaching the region.
This is while the Arabic-language Arabi Post recently disclosed that the US troops had been intensively training the ISIL terrorists in two military bases of Ain al-Assad and al-Habanieh in al-Anbar province under name of desert ghosts.
The sources said the US army troops had equipped the ISIL terrorists with 200 military and non-military vehicles.