First official ISIS video emerges from Marawi, shows heavy clashes with Philippine Army DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 A.M.) – Al-Masdar News has obtained the first official Islamic State video from Marawi, an embattled city in the southern Philippines which witnessed a large-scale ISIS uprising last week, prompting Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to initiate a 60-day state of emergency in the province of Lanao. Amaq Agency released footage showing insurgents from Maute and Abu Sayyaf.
Marawi siege raises concern about regional base for Daesh http://betiforexcom.livejournal.com/24520581.html Author: ReutersMon, 2017-06-05 10:42ID: 1496689175995096300MARAWI CITY, Philippines: Militants holed up in a southern Philippines town stocked weapons and food in mosques, tunnels and basements to prepare for a long siege, officials said on Monday as the battle for control of Marawi City came to the end of its second week. Their comments underlined the level of organization among…
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