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Global Jihad 3.0 – ISIS expands its global battlefield to the Philippines | VICE News

Global Jihad 3.0 – ISIS expands its global battlefield to the Philippines | VICE News

The Philippines military deployed helicopters and special forces Friday amid fierce battles with Islamic State group-affiliated jihadists who have besieged the southern city of Marawi, in what one leading terror expert says is part of a bid to establish an ISIS province.

Clashes continued for the fourth day Friday, as government forces carried out air strikes in a bid to expel Maute clan militants from their positions in the city. Officials say more than 40 people were killed as militants rampaged through Marawi, taking local Christians as human shields, torching a church and government buildings, freeing prisoners from jail, and sparking a mass exodus of terrified residents.

Source: ISIS expands its global battlefield to the Philippines – VICE News