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US places ISIS chief Mawli on terrorism list

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The United States on Tuesday placed the new leader of ISIS group on its blacklist of terrorists, naming him as Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli, AFP reported.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that al-Mawli was named leader of the ultra-violent group after an October raid by US commandos killed its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The organization had earlier named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as its new head, but US officials acknowledged they knew little about him -- and later came to believe that the Islamic State group was using his nom de guerre.