ISIS leader: Resist the infidels

Israel National News reports: “The Islamic State (ISIS) group on Thursday released a recording of what it says is its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling on jihadists under pressure in Syria and Iraq to ‘resist’ their enemies, AFP reports.

In his first alleged message in nearly a year, the jihadist leader called on his supporters to target the ‘media centers’ of countries fighting his group.

The United States said it was verifying the recording, but also that it had ‘no reason to doubt’ its authenticity.

‘The leaders of the Islamic State and its soldiers have realized that the path to… victory is to be patient and resist the infidels whatever their alliances,’ Baghdadi allegedly said in the recording.

He lashed out at ‘infidel nations headed by America, Russia and Iran’ who, along with their allies, have inflicted losses on the jihadists during separate offensives against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

‘We will remain, we will resist and be patient… We will not give in,’ said al-Baghdadi, according to AFP, a day after Iraqi forces defeated ISIS fighters who had seized areas in a surprise offensive around Ramadi west of Baghdad.

He called on ‘soldiers of the caliphate’ to pursue their ‘jihad’, or holy war, and attacks…”

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