Islamic State group announces new Boko Haram leader

August 3, 2016 2:19 PM

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LAGOS, Nigeria – The Islamic State group's newspaper identifies a new leader of the group's West Africa Province, popularly known as Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists, who promises not to attack mosques or markets used by Muslims.

The Arabic-language newspaper al-Nabaa on Wednesday identified Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new "Wali," a title previously used to describe long-time leader Abubakar Shekau.

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