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Islamic State identifies Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer as new spokesman
December 5, 2016 / 5:26 PM / a year ago

Islamic State identifies Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer as new spokesman

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State identified a new media spokesman for the group for the first time on Monday in an audio message released online.

An Iraqi soldier holds an Islamist State flag, after pulling it down during a military operation against Islamic State militants in Al-Qasar, southeast of Mosul, Iraq, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Photo

The recording appeared on Al Furqan, a media organisation linked to Islamic State, giving the new spokesman’s name as Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer.

The United States confirmed in September that Islamic State’s previous spokesman, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, had been killed in a U.S. air strike on Aug. 30 in Syria.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, Writing by Lin Noueihed, editing by Giles Elgood

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