Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Why the ISIS Leader Reappeared [video]

According to Global Risk International analyst David Ott, the appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at that time is aimed at preventing the escape of extremist militants from the Islamic State to Al-Qaeda.

And he added: "The appearance of Baghdadi in the video is an indication that ISIS will find a way to re-emerge and fight again at a time with better planning and more ferocity than ever without direct leadership control. Perhaps with a new form of leadership that will be willing to assess some level of strategic tactical and operational independence for its regional units. "

According to Otto, without this appearance of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the first since July 2014 when he declared the foundation of his caliphate from the Moslem Grand Mosque - perhaps a power struggle had erupted that would further weaken the Islamic State".