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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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In the Philippines, concerns are mounting over the proliferation of Islamic State affiliates on the southern islands of Mindanao. Jihadist groups in the region have been coalescing under the extremist group's flag since Abu Sayyaf head Isnilon Hapilon declared his allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014....

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