Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi after a gap of 5 years appeared in a video and hailed the suicide bombings which recently shook Sri Lanka. It killed over 250 people and injured over 500.
In the 18-minute video, released by Al Furqan Foundation, Baghdadi mentions the Sri Lanka blasts apart from the end of the ‘war’ in the Syrian town of Beghuz. He was also seen supervising the jihadis from several countries as they take oath of the loyalty to the IS and its Chief.
The release of this video has put an end to the rumours of the death of Baghdadi and also proved he is controlling the outfit’s operation. There were rumours of him being killed in air strikes, however, despite of the drastic shrinkage of territory under IS control, the top jihadi continues to operate from his secret location.
In the video, Baghdadi is seen to be disseminating messages to its followers to recruit more jihadis into the ISIS and showcase the strength of the ISIS which poses security threat to countries across the world.