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

FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Monday, April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. They make threats from their hideaway lairs and celebrate mass attacks. When the reclusive al-Baghdadi appeared in a video Monday, he was the latest in a series of most-wanted figures who have a horrifying death toll on their hands, to use the medium to communicate with the outside world. (Al-Furqan media via AP, File)

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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