ISIS Leader Baghdadi Resurfaces After Death Rumors
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has re-emerged in a new audio recording released after Baghdadi's rumored death during a U.S. airstrike.By Matt Picht | November 13, 2014
The numerous reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been gravely wounded or even killed in airstrikes last weekend appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
The militant group released an audio recording Thursday of what they claim is Baghdadi giving a fiery 17-minute speech that makes reference to recent events.
The recording, which mocks the anti-ISIS coalition efforts and encourages ISIS followers to "erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere," mentions an Egyptian militant group pledging allegiance to ISIS Monday, after the strikes that would have killed Baghdadi took place.