Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has urged his fighters in an audio recording posted online not to retreat from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but also to invade Turkey and attack Saudi Arabia.
Al-Baghdadi called on his militants to transform into rivers the blood of the Iraqi forces attempting to retake Mosul in Nineveh province.
“Do not retreat … this whole war only gives us more faith to fight towards victory which is a promise from God,” al-Baghdadi said in the video, posted on Thursday.
“To all the strugglers and the people of Nineveh, beware of any weakness … fight and struggle and face your enemy,” he added.
He called on the suicide bombers “to confront the enemy and transform their blood into rivers … transform their days into dark nights.”
“This war is your war,” he said.
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