Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines

Published: 28/05/2017
Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibility Fears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, marks the beginning of a wider attempt by Islamic State to open a new south-east Asian front in its campaign of global jihad. Latest reports on

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