Thursday, November 3, 2016

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Rallies His Fighters In Mosul

ABC News Online: Mosul: IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi audio orders militants to 'wreak havoc' against US-backed assault

With Iraqi troops battling inside the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has told his followers that there could be no retreat in the "total war" against the forces arrayed against them.

Expressing confidence that his IS fighters would prevail against Western "crusaders" and the Shiite-Sunni "apostates", Baghdadi called on the jihadists to "wreak havoc".

"This raging battle and total war [only increases our firm belief and our conviction] that all this is a prelude to victory," Baghdadi said in an audio recording released online by supporters on Thursday.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: It looks like he has fled to Raqqa .... Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'no longer in Mosul' (The Guardian).

More News On Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Rallying His Fighters In Mosul

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on suicide bombers to 'destroy the cities of the unbelievers' in the West and orders no surrender as Iraqi forces close in on his Mosul hideout -- Daily Mail
Islamic State group leader rallies his fighters in Mosul -- AP
Islamic State leader says 'no retreat' from Mosul assault -- Reuters
Mosul battle: 'IS leader Baghdadi' urges no retreat -- BBC
ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Emerges With Defiant Statement After Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul -- NBC
ISIS leader releases message encouraging fighters in Mosul -- FOX News
"Islamic State" leader Baghdadi issues rare video urging troops to fight -- DW
ISIS Leader Purportedly Releases Rare Message As Iraqi Troops Enter Mosul -- NPR
ISIS leader threatens attacks in Turkey & Saudi Arabia; confident Mosul will not fall -- RT
Who is Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? -- BBC


C-Low said...

Sure would have been nice to have say a quarantine on all traffic in or out of Mosul unless funneled through coalition road blocks. Enforced by a air patrol backed by free fire strike craft.

We are talking desert terrain with roads were we just idly watch traffic roll back and forth on.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing he's in a bunker getting married to the Daesh version of Eva Braun.

fazman said...

Some of those goats are real sex kittens ! Grrrrr

James said...

"We are talking desert terrain with roads were we just idly watch traffic roll back and forth on." Seemingly for years.