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URGENT: ISIL video of al-Baghdadi is fake says Ministry of Interior

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Brigadier Saad Maan
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Brigadier Saad Maan

(IraqiNews.com) The Ministry of Interior said on Saturday that the video which was posted on the Internet of the man claiming to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL in Mosul, is a fake. IraqiNews.com posted a copy of the video here: http://www.iraqinews.com/features/urgent-video-isis-releases-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-sermon-mosul-grand-mosque/

The Ministry spokesman, Brigadier Saad Maan said in a statement reported by Reuters that “the man who appeared in the video is not al-Baghdadi, certainly,” adding that “the ministry has analyzed the recording and concluded that it was a fake.”

Maan indicated that “the Iraqi forces struck al-Baghdadi recently in an air strike, and that the fighters of the Islamic State took him to Syria for treatment there” as reported yesterday by IraqiNews.com here: http://www.iraqinews.com/features/urgent-al-baghdadi-escapes-syria-serious-injury/

The sites belonging to the terrorist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant published earlier on Saturday photographs and a video clip of the leader of ISIL, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon during Friday prayers in one of the mosques in Mosul.

The International Parliament for Security and Peace announced, yesterday, the escape of al-Baghdadi to Syria after being hit badly by a raid in the west of Anbar.

Here is a copy of the video that the Ministry of Interior claims to be fake:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itu6NhED9Yk



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