Marawi in the southern Philippines, where Abu Dar fought government forces. Photo: Chris Healy

Philippine IS leader’s death confirmed by DNA tests

  • Abu Dar, real name Benito Marohombsar, was killed in March after clashes with government forces near the southern city of Marawi
  • He had helped plan a bloody siege of the city in 2017 along with the slain IS emir Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group leaders Omar and Abdullah Maute
Topic |   The Philippines

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Marawi in the southern Philippines, where Abu Dar fought government forces. Photo: Chris Healy
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