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IS-leider al-Baghdadi duikt op

04/30/2019
Graphic News

April 30, 2019 -- De eerste video-verschijning in vijf jaar van Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, de
leider van Islamitische Staat en de meest gezochte man ter wereld, maakt een eind aan speculaties dat hij enkele jaren geleden zou zijn gedood.

In the video, Baghdadi claimed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka which killed over 250 people were “part of the revenge” that awaits the West.

With a $25 million U.S. bounty on his head, al-Baghdadi is the world’s most wanted man.

The US-led anti-Isis coalition has warned that while IS is weakened it still poses a potent threat, and pockets of its fighters are able to carry out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. There are IS cells in Libya and the UN has said they are also present in Iran.


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