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)
J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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