Terrorism | Militants mimic Islamic State but analysts say ties between the groups are tenuous at best
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 8/31/16, 01:23 pm
As Islamic State (ISIS) militants pummel Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and other conflicted Middle East countries, Islamic terror is synchronously growing across Southeast Asia. In recent months, the Philippines has seen an uptick in jihadi violence, with Muslim extremists in the country’s restive south claiming a spate of bombings, abductions, and ISIS-style decapitations.