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Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Associated Press - By JIM GOMEZ

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines lacks the bravado, clan name or foreign training. Not much is known about Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, but the attacks attributed to him heralding his rise are …

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