111314_trs_cowan_640In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) purportedly said the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged his followers to “explode the volcanoes of jihad everywhere,” according to the 17-minute message posted online Thursday. The recording appeared authentic, matching previous ones from the group, though it has not been independently confirmed. The statement surfaced four days after Iraqi officials said al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in Iraq. It was not clear when the recording was made, but there were references to events since the weekend – including pledges of allegiance to the IS group by militants in Libya and Egypt. More