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Islamic State Group Releases New Recording Purportedly Of Leader al-Baghdadi

The Islamic State group has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year. In the audio, al-Baghdadi — whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown — urges followers to "persevere" and continue fighting the group's enemies everywhere.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with BBC Middle East correspondent Martin Patience (@martinpatience).

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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