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Jihadist 'caliph' demands obedience in unprecedented appearance

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Self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made an unprecedented appearance in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which his forces helped capture last month, and ordered Muslims to obey him, according to a video posted Saturday. 

An image grab from a video released on July 5, 2014 by al-Furqan Media is said to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Mosul

That marks a significant change for the shadowy jihadist whose Islamic State (IS) group led a lightning offensive that overran swathes of five provinces north and west of Baghdad.

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