July 6, 2014 10:22 AM

Islamic State releases video of Baghdadi in Mosul in new assertion of authority

The Islamic State on Saturday released a video of what it said was its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, directing Friday prayers in one of Mosul’s oldest mosques, a bold display not only of the group’s military control over Iraq’s second largest city but also of its claim to religious authority.

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