ISIS Leader Baghdadi Calls For Terror Attacks to Avenge Loss of ‘Caliphate’

Almost five years after he was last seen publicly, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made a reappearance in an online video, hailing his fighters for not giving up the remnants of the “caliphate” in Syria without a fight, and urging supporters to carry out attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere.  The clip shows Baghdadi sitting cross-legged in a nondescript location, and talking to several men whose faces have been blurred. An assault rifle is propped up against the wall next to him, reminiscent of numerous video and still images of Osama bin Laden during the slain al-Qaeda terrorist leader’s years as a fugitive.  Read more: