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ISIS leader purportedly remerges in audio

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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, amid reports he had been injured or even incapacitated. 
 
If confirmed as legit, the recording represents al-Baghdadi’s reemergence after more than five months and after reports he may have been injured in U.S.-led airstrikes earlier this year.
 
{mosads}In the more than 30-minute audio recording, a man who identifies himself as al-Baghdadi calls on supporters to travel to Iraq and Syria or launch attacks in their home countries, according to multiple reports. 
 
“Every Muslim in every place [needs to] migrate to the Islamic State or fight in his land wherever that may be,” he said, per a translation from Middle East monitor SITE Intelligence published by The New York Times
 
Al-Baghdadi was atop the list of U.S. terror suspects targeted by the United States that was revealed earlier this year. 
 
“He should be aware of the fact that his days are numbered,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
 
“The United States military, the Western alliance and the Arab alliance that’s fighting ISIS definitely has a target on him and I think his days are very numbered.” 
 
—Ben Kamisar contributed.
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