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 The leader of the Islamic State group is heard in a newly-released recording, saying that the campaign by a U.S.-led coalition has failed -- and that the United States and its allies will eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

   The recording was released days after the Islamic State leader was reported to have been wounded in an airstrike. It surfaced on the same day the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, told Congress that the U.S. would consider sending a modest number of U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqis as they take part in more complex missions against the Islamic State militants.

   In the statement, released on social media networks, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also says his fighters will fight to the last man. He says they "will never leave fighting, even if only one soldier remains."

   The recording appeared authentic, and his voice appeared to correspond with previous recordings released by the group.

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