A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters
A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters

Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi urges followers to keep fighting, even as US hits militants in Libya

Undated recording, the first in almost a year, references North Korean crisis and calls on jihadists to strike ‘crusaders’ around the world

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A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters
A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, speaks at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters
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