Video – ISIS Expands its Global Battlefield into the Philippines – HBO – VICE News

 

Islamic Center in Marawi City

Islamic Center in Marawi City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Published on May 31, 2017

 

The Philippine Army says it has retaken most of the southern city of Marawi from the ISIS-linked militants.

Militants linked to the Islamic State invaded the Filipino city of Marawi more than a week ago, prompting President Rodgrigo Duterte to declare martial law and step up the offensive against the rebels.

According to the government, more than 100 people have died during the fighting while thousands of civilians have fled to nearby provinces.

The civilians who remain are stuck between ruthless Islamic rebels, and a president who openly encourages atrocities against his own people.

VICE News reports from the ground in Marawi.

This segment originally aired May 20, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

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