Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, being escorted by his troops to a press conference inside their base at Camp Darapan, on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP

Ex-rebels now governing Philippines’ volatile Bangsamoro region vow ‘new jihad’ on corruption

  • Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebel chairman Murad Ebrahim assumed leadership on Tuesday in a ceremony in Cotabato city
  • Philippine and Western governments and the guerillas see effective Muslim autonomy as an antidote to nearly half a century of Muslim secessionist violence
Topic |   The Philippines

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Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, being escorted by his troops to a press conference inside their base at Camp Darapan, on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP
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