Islamic State’s caliph: ‘Continue Jihad til the last man… Allah has ordered us to fight’
‘Islamic State’ leader in recording, vows to expand caliphate
“Islamic State” has released a recording in which the terror group’s leader al-Baghdadi broaches plans to expand into other countries beyond Iraq and Syria. The message follows rumors he had been wounded or killed.
In the 17-minute audio recording posted online on Thursday, a man purported to be “Islamic State” (IS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi vowed to press on with plans to extend his caliphate across the Arab world, and to continue fighting to the last man.
“God has ordered us to fight,” he said, according to an English transcript of the message released together with the recording. “For that reason the soldiers of the Islamic State are fighting… they will never leave fighting, even if only one soldier remains.”
The speech surfaced several days after al-Baghdadi was rumored to have been wounded or killed in a US-led airstrike targeting a…
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