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A recording purportedly showing the leader of the Islamist militant group Isis reportedly called the man "Caliph Ibrahim, emir of the faithful in the Islamic State," according to Reuters.
The man is believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, although it was not possible to immediately confirm the identity of the man. According to the video, he said:
The leader of the Islamist militant group Isis has purportedly led Friday prayers at Mosul's Nuriddin Mosque this week. It is believed to be the first time notoriously secretive jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made such an appearance in public.
Video footage emerged on YouTube of a man reported to be al-Baghdadi, talking about Islam and reading out different paragraphs of the Qur'an. He called on Muslims to join Islam and fight for their rights.