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IS sets up base in the Philippines

IS setting up base in the Philippines

  • The group, which is currently falling back in Iraq and Syria against internationally backed anti-IS forces, is building its base in the┬ásouthern Philippines
  • The persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar could escalate the security threat in the region as IS could use it as a pretext to call on its foreign fighters to flock to Southeast Asia to wage violent jihad against the government in Myanmar
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