ISIS

The world's most wanted man is back

Still from the video released by Al Furqan, ISIS' media wing

The caliphate is gone, but ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seems to be alive.

Driving the news: The Islamic State, or ISIS, has released an 18-minute video showing a man who appears to be Baghdadi speaking with masked supporters in an undisclosed location and referring to events that took place in the past month.

Islamic State leader appears on video for first time in 5 years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, when he was last seen on video in 2014. Photo: Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video released by the group's propaganda arm for the first time in 5 years, seemingly confirming that he is still alive, AP reports.

Details: Al-Baghdadi mentions recent events, like the Islamic State's loss of its last physical territory in Baghouz, Syria, last month as well as the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka — for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility — that killed hundreds.

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