ISIS Leader Appears in Video for First Time in 5 Years
29 Apr 2019
The Associated Press
BEIRUT — The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm.
The video released by Al-Furqan on Monday shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appearing with a bushy grey and red beard, wearing a black robe with a beige vest and seated on the floor with what appears to be a machine gun propped up next to him.
It is his first video appearance since he delivered a sermon at the al-Nuri mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014.