Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Islamic State Is Now Pivoting To The Philippines


Long War Journal: Islamic State officially creates province in the Philippines

After months of buildup, which included pledges of loyalty from various local groups, the Islamic State has officially created a province in the Philippines. A newly released video from the region, which was produced in the same style as all other Islamic State provinces, offered confirmation of the new province.

The video begins by showing several “battalions” of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. This includes the Abu Dujana Battalion, Abu Khubaib Battalion, Jundallah Battalion, and the Abu Sadr Battalion. These battalions joined others from ASG, including Jund al Tawhid, Ansar al Sharia, and Marakah al Ansar in pledging bayah to the Islamic State. Additionally, some of ASG’s leadership, including overall leader Isnilon Hapilon (who is shown in the video), have pledged to the jihadist group.

Read more ....

Update #1: Southeast Asian Islamic State unit being formed in southern Philippines — officials (GMA News)
Update #2: ISIS to followers in SE Asia: 'Go to the Philippines' (Rappler)

WNU Editor: Malaysia is also being targeted .... ISIS announces Asia pivot in propaganda video targeting Malaysia, Philippines (RT). More on malaysia here .... IS releases video to recruit Asians (Star Online).

5 comments:

James said...

This would be a natural for ISIS.

jimbrown said...

Maybe they should declare the Chinese artificial islands in the South China as part of the caliphate.

jimbrown said...

Maybe they should declare the Chinese artificial islands in the South China as part of the caliphate.

Aizino Smith said...

Obama is smart, really really phenomenally smart.

He is the longest playing participant of whack-a-mole yet born.

Maybe some day Obama will grown an additional neuron and be able to play tic tac toe.

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