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New Baghdadi Audio Urges Operations to Free ISIS Detainees

Islamic State’s media network on Monday issued an audio message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi saying operations were taking place daily and urging freedom for women jailed in Iraq and Syria over their alleged links to the group.

“Daily operations are underway on different fronts,” he said in the 30-minute tape published by the Al Furqan network, in what would be his first message since April. He cited several regions such as Mali and the Levant but gave no dates.

He called on supporters to free women living in camps in Iraq and Syria following the group’s defeat in both countries.

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