Tags: ISIS/Islamic State | isis | al-baghdadi | islamic | sri lanka | revenge

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Says Sri Lanka Attack Was Revenge

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Says Sri Lanka Attack Was Revenge

Monday, 29 April 2019 01:56 PM

The leader of the Islamic State group has praised the attack in Sri Lanka and called it revenge for the fall of Baghouz, Syria, the last territory the extremist group held there or in Iraq.

The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group said the acknowledgement of the Sri Lanka attack by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came during his first propaganda video in nearly five years.

The 18-minute video released Monday by Islamic State's al-Furqan media arm suggests al-Baghdadi filmed the video prior to the Sri Lanka attack.

It is his first video appearance since he delivered a sermon at the al-Nuri mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, declaring himself the "caliph" of the territory IS held.

The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka killed over 250 people.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The leader of the Islamic State group has praised the attack in Sri Lanka and called it revenge for the fall of Baghouz, Syria, the last territory the extremist group held there or in Iraq.
isis, al-baghdadi, islamic, sri lanka, revenge
126
2019-56-29
Monday, 29 April 2019 01:56 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved