Terrorism | An ISIS battle in the Philippines reflects radical Islam’s growth in Southeast Asia
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 7/05/17, 04:25 pm
Plumes of smoke now regularly rise above the coastal town of Marawi in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao as ISIS-linked gunmen clash with the Philippine army in an attempt to establish a wilayah or province of the Islamic State. For the past month, the sound of machine-gun fire and explosions from Philippine air force bombers rang out in the nearly empty streets, as most of the city’s 200,000 residents have fled.