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For Philippine Jihadists, What's in a Name?

Feb 8, 2017 | 09:31 GMT
In September 2016, Abu Sayyaf, a jihadist group in the southern Philippines, bombed a market in Davao City. The attack was Abu Sayyaf's largest operation since the group declared its allegiance to the Islamic State in 2014.

In September 2016, Abu Sayyaf, a jihadist group in the southern Philippines, bombed a market in Davao City. The attack was Abu Sayyaf's largest operation since the group declared its allegiance to the Islamic State in 2014.

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Beyond name recognition, Mindanao's militant groups have gained little from taking up the Islamic State banner....

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