ISIS in the Philippines (Part III – Conclusion)

On July 20, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports, By ,, , With Comments Off on ISIS in the Philippines (Part III – Conclusion)

By: Jeff Bates See Part I Here See Part II Here Image of a Marine training Philippine soldiers in urban warfare. (2017. PH, US Marines hold joint urban warfare training amid Marawi offensives). Sustainability of a Caliphate It is debatable whether the newly created caliphate would survive economically in the…

ISIS in the Philippines (Part II)

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By: Jeff Bates See Part I here Beginning of ISIS in the Philippines Starting in 2016, ISIS’s leadership encouraged Muslims to start an Islamic State in Southeast Asia. Volunteers came from distant countries including Chechnya, Somalia, and Yemen (Beech, Hannah; Gutierrez, Jason. 2019). In 2017, militants loyal to ISIS took…