Days after the ISIS rocked the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reappeared in a video on April 29 five years after he pronounced himself as the “caliph” in Mosul in Iraq.
A month after United States President Donald Trump declared “Caliphate is no more” in their last territory in Syria, the re-emergence of the ISIS chief in the latest video now proves a setback to the world.
In the latest video, al-Baghdadi resting on the wall and pillows with the gun by his side on a cushioned floor claimed the serial blast explosions in Sri Lanka on April 22 on the eve of Easter Sunday was a revenge of the ISIS defeat in Baghuz in Syria.
al-Baghdadi with this video sent a strong message to the US that he still remains the kingpin. The footage was telecasted on the terrorist channel al-Furqan media network.
In the video, the ISIS chief was seen addressing to his militant group protegees on gaining strength even after the ISIS militant group debacle in Baghuz.