Video – Inside Story – What’s behind the latest crisis in the Philippines – Al Jazeera English


Published on May 26, 2017

The Philippine government has declared Martial Law in the southern Mindanao region where its military has been battling fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

For millions of Filipinos the term ‘Martial Law’ often conjures up the military rule of former leader Ferdinad Marcos.

But President Rodridgo Duterete says it is necessary to end “contamination” by ISIL.

The city of Marawi has been under siege by armed groups since a military raid on Tuesday.

What is next for the government?

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