The head of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (ISIS, ISIL, is prohibited in Russia), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the audiotape called
fighters resist Iraqi forces, who are trying to liberate Mosul from the control of ISIS. He also urged his supporters to invade Turkey, reports Reuters. Earlier it was reported that al-Baghdadi remains in Mosul, despite the battle for the city.
In the 31-minute audio recording, al-Baghdadi urged residents to “fight the enemies” and the militants “to turn the night to unbelievers in the days to wreak havoc on their lands and make their blood flow like rivers”.
In addition, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said that no doubt,
that IG will win the final victory. “This is total war and the great Jihad waged today is, only reinforce our firm belief that all of this, God willing, only a prelude to victory” (quoted by “Interfax”), – stated in the record.
The appeal of the head of ISIS by his supporters was the first after the start of the offensive in Mosul, which are government-wax Iraq in cooperation with Kurdish militia with ground and air support for the Pro-American coalition.
Previously the British newspaper The Independent reported that Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi is still in Mosul. In an interview with the representative of the head of Iraqi Kurdistan Fuad Hussein said that “Baghdadi
is there, and if you kill him, it will mean the collapse of the entire
the system of IG.
The newspaper wrote that if the information about the presence of ISIS leader in Mosul
true, it could complicate an attack on the city because the militants will fiercely defend al-Baghdadi.