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PH success vs IS cited

US Defense Secretary James Mattis yesterday praised the Philippines for its successes in battling Islamic State supporters, as he began an Asian trip aimed at reaffirming American support for regional allies.

By GENALYN D. KABILING Manila, Philippines – Malacañang confirmed yesterday that the Abu Sayyaf Group has allied with Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror group but allayed concerns of immediate threats to Metro Manila so far. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the government has not monitored an imminent security threat in the capital but is constantly […]

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