November 13th, 2014
09:19 PM ET

ISIS claims new audio is from reclusive leader; says coalition efforts have been a "failure"

Earlier this week, Iraqi intelligence said Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead or wounded from an airstrike. On Thursday, new audio on an ISIS social media account claims to be of the reclusive ISIS leader.

If this latest audio is genuine, it appears to disprove reports that Baghdadi was killed last Friday.

ISIS leader purportedly says coalition 'terrified, weak'

In the 17-minute speech, distributed over jihadi websites, Baghdadi makes reference to events that happened after he was supposedly killed or seriously wounded.

Officials are now pouring over the new audio tape, trying to determine if Baghdadi is in fact still alive, where he is, and what he might be planning next.

Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Congressman Mike Rogers is OutFront with his take on al-Baghdadi

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