ISIS Proclaims ‘New Leader’ for Boko Haram: Report

August 3, 2016 3:09 PM

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ISIS Proclaims ‘New Leader’ for Boko Haram: Report

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has reportedly announced a new leader for its West Africa branch, which is closely associated with the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who previously featured in a Boko Haram video in January 2015 as a spokesman for the militants, is featured in the latest edition of a purported ISIS news outlet called Al-Naba. The interview designates Al-Barnawi as the group’s new leader but does not mention the fate of Abuba...

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