The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – The terrorist group ISIS has released a new video of its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, vowing to seek revenge for its loss of territory.
During the 18-minute video, which ISIS claimed it was shot in April, Al-Baghdadi praised the terror attack on the southern Libyan town of Al-Fuqaha in October 2018.
He also said that he has had pledges of allegiance from militants in Burkina Faso and Mali, and talked about the protests in Sudan and Algeria – saying jihad is the only solution to “tyrants”. Both countries have seen their long-term rulers overthrown this month.
He also acknowledged defeat at the Syrian town of Baghuz, the group’s last stronghold in the region, and threatened more attacks.
Al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi whose real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri, as not been seen since 2014, when he proclaimed from Mosul the creation of a “caliphate” across parts of Syria and Iraq.