Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP
Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP

Security experts warn that southern Philippines may become ‘sanctuary’ for IS fighters returning from Middle East

Parts of Southeast Asia have long struggled with Islamic militancy and hundreds of radicals from the region, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, have flocked to join IS in Iraq and Syria

Topic |   Islamic militancy
Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP
Philippine police exchange fire with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Photo: AP
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