Government troops pass destroyed buildings and houses in Marawi city. Photo: Reuters

IS-affiliated militants devastated Marawi in the Philippines. Now they have a new leader

  • Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan has taken over the leadership of IS in the Philippines after the group suffered heavy losses
  • His rise shows how IS will latch on desperately to any militant who can provide a sanctuary and armed fighters
Topic |   Islamic militancy

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Government troops pass destroyed buildings and houses in Marawi city. Photo: Reuters
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