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Syrian Islamist Group Names New Leader After Blast

Syrian Islamist insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham has appointed a new leader and military chief after their predecessors were killed in a blast on Tuesday, a video statement from the group said. The explosion in northwestern Syria killed at least 12 including Ahrar al-Sham's leader Hassan Aboud, according to the hard-line group, part of the Islamic Front alliance that has been fighting Islamic State militants as well as the Syrian army. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group...

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