Isis releases new recording of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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46-minute recording casts doubts on Russian and Iranian claims that Islamic State leader was killed in airstrike this year

Islamic State has released an audio recording of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that appears to postdate the latest rumours of his death, in which he accuses the US of wilting in the face of Russia and lacking “the will to fight”.

The 46-minute tape, released on Thursday, was the first from the reclusive Baghdadi in nearly 10 months, and gave several clues that suggest Iranian and Russian claims that he was killed in May were incorrect.

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