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ISIS Releases Audio Of Leader's Purported Speech, Suggesting He Still Lives

The speech said to be by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rallies supporters while ISIS has steadily lost its territorial claims. It's the first such audio released since November last year.

Nearly 11 months since the last time Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi spoke publicly, the leader of the Islamic State purportedly broke his silence Thursday. ISIS media released a 46-minute audio message that plays

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