ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released his first statement since the Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched the battle to liberate Mosul. Al-Baghdadi called on suicide bombers to “wreak havoc” all over the West in light of the US-led coalition’s support for the Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released last night (Wednesday) his first statement since the Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched the battle to liberate Mosul. He called on suicide bombers to attack cities throughout the West because the forces that are attacking Mosul are backed by the US-led coalition against ISIS.
The statement was released as an audio recording. In the recording, al-Baghdadi attacks the “enemies of God” and called on suicide bombers all over the world to “turn the nights of the unbelievers into days, to wreak havoc in their land and make their blood flow as rivers.”
Al-Baghdadi added that these actions would constitute “a prelude to victory.” He also called on ISIS members to fight back against the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in order to prevent them from entering Mosul.
“Do not retreat,” called the leader of the murderous terrorist organization. “Holding your ground with honor is a thousand times easier than retreating in shame.”
The date of the recording was not released but al-Baghdadi mentioned recent events in it. According to assessments, al-Baghdadi recorded the message from a hiding place inside Mosul. American intelligence agencies believe that al-Baghdadi is trapped in Mosul because the Iraqi and Kurdish forces have completely surrounded the city.