Since he’s taking to crushing them (jihadi deserters) under tanks and other forms of horror that they’ve traditionally done to others, it might be a sign of some serious cracks forming.
Also, even if they do lose territory, the main aim of the al-Qaida/Islamic State is to spread their jihad to Europe, and now that they’re members have infiltrated those societies, the jihad is with us to stay (until we get serious about islam that is).
It has been reported that the terror network no longer holds any cities in Iraq and fighters have been told to concentrate their efforts in Syria.
In the video, a desperate al-Baghdadi says: “Our Muslim community is passing through a difficult time in its journey.
“This period has seen a massive change to its journey going all the way back through the history of the Caliphate.
“The breaking of the Sykes/Picko borders has allowed jihadists to begin appearing across the Islamic world and inside their own countries.
“Because of this everyone will be, and is, against us.
“The Mujaheddin are still in the Caliphate today, and those that are connected to it are still fighting for the Muslim Revolution.”
This comes as US troops are encircling a jihadi stronghold in Syria claimed by ISIS to be in old Islamic prophecy as the site of the final battle – triggering the apocalypse.