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URGENT Video: ISIS releases Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon in Mosul Grand Mosque

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, released the following video on Saturday, claiming it is a Friday sermon by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from the Grand Mosque of Mosul. ISIS spokesman, Abu Mohammad Shami, claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the Caliph of all Muslims and that everyone should pledge their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

UPDATE 2014/7/5 19:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Iraq Ministry of Interior, the video is a fake: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-video-al-baghdadi-fake-according-ministry-interior/

UPDATE 2014/7/6 13:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Security Committee of the Nineveh Provincial Council, ISIL’s Mosul leader Al-Khatuna, not Al-Baghdadi appears in the video: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-isils-mosul-leader-al-khatuna-al-baghdadi-appeared-video-according-nineveh-provincial-council/

UPDATE 2014/7/7 18:31 (+3 GMT): The U.S. State Department announced that it has no reason to doubt the authenticity of the al-Baghdadi video: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/us-reason-doubt-authenticity-al-baghdadi-video/

Here is the full video of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sermon with English subtitles:




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