ISIS Leader Says Group Is Getting Stronger in Purported New Message

December 26, 2015 9:35 PM

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ISIS Leader Says Group Is Getting Stronger in Purported New Message

ISIS released a new audio message Saturday purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, mocking the U.S. for not putting combat boots on the ground and criticizing the recently declared Saudi-led Islamic military coalition against terrorism.

Flashpoint Intelligence, a security firm and NBC News partner, verified that the message was released by the group's main media arm via official channels online. NBC News, however, cannot independently verify the authenticity of the audio.

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