Michael Sullivan, RCD: Islamic State in the Philippines - A Growing Regional Threat
Militants linked to the Islamic State are still battling government forces in Marawi City on the island of Mindanao. Since the fighting began a week ago, more than 90 people have been killed. Analysts are wondering why it's taking so long to dislodge the militants, and what that might mean for regional stability.
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WNU Editor: The current worry is that Indonesia may be the next target for the Islamic State .... Is Indonesia Islamic State’s next jihadi target? (John McBeth, Asia Times).