The Hunt: The significance of ISIS leader Baghdadi’s re-emergence

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi emerged this week in a video after 5 years out of the public eye.

On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green: Just days before the video was released, Hans Jakob Schindler, the senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, talked about Baghdadi’s re-emergence.

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Baghdadi remains a 'symbol of the Islamic State' (Hans Jakob Schindler with WTOP's J.J. Green)

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