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The first audio recording of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in almost a year has been released by one of the extremists’ news channels in an attempt to show they remain strong even as the fight for the jihadists’ capital of Raqqa reaches its end game.
Much of the 46-minute-long recording is not newsy, just hadiths and quotation of Quranic verse - but references to Russian influence in Syria and the current spat between North Korea and the US has still been triumphantly received by Isis sympathisers as proof that the leader is still alive.
But for all intents and purposes, the Islamic State project - which stretched across Syria to encompass one third of Iraq - has already largely disintegrated.
The FBI is facing backlash for redacting the name of the Orlando shooter and the group to whom he pledged allegiance in a transcript of the conversations he had with police the night of the massacre.
To do that would only inflame people that might be like-minded." Mateen's pledges of allegiance to ISIS and expressions of solidarity with the Boston Marathon bombers in the phone calls have been reported in the past and were confirmed by Comey in last week's press conference.
By sunset, he'd be gone for good: leaving his parents, his friends, his country and all he knew for an unknown future in the "blessed land of Shaam," as he called Syria.
In Deir Ezzor, in the eastern desert, the Syrian government has denied reports that militants managed to regain control of the highway to Palmyra.
Even if Isis did retake the road, however, they are just prolonging the inevitable: the siege around the city was broken earlier this month, and the remaining fighters cannot hold out against both Russian and Syrian air power.
"Selectively editing this transcript is preposterous," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement on Monday.
"We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS.