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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 9:57 p.m. PST

… city will have far-reaching ripple effects, report finds.

"The battle for the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines will have long-term repercussions across the region, according to a report released by Institute of Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).

For two months, the Philippines military has tried to take back the city from pro-Islamic State fighters who want to establish a caliphate.

The report titled Marawi, The East Asia Wilayah and Indonesia suggested the conflict had already inspired violence elsewhere in the region and may lead to more attacks…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 10:17 p.m. PST

Well … The only other option was to let them have it and let them turn it into a staging area for more violent attacks on both innocent civilians and government people.

Plus it would have left the civilian population stranded and under the control of violent religious fanatics who would have made their poor lives into a living hell.

Dan

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

I dare to say that Bill must have first-hand information that he might want to share?… (smile)


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ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

"city from pro-Islamic State fighters who want to establish a caliphate."
this sentence is quite ambiguos….from what i know Philippinos both Christian and Muslims are very tollerant and educated people when confronted with extremism (i'm speaking about Muslim extremism) so i think that those cities belonging or not to areas in which islam is the main religion should in any case, when confronted by terrorist, moro rebels ecc..find themselves as hostages …but i read here pro isalmic fighters and caliphate…is it true my perception of the situation or, as in other part of the word (not only in M East/N. Africa countries but also in France and Belgium for example) the muslim people in a certain way support islamic terrorists/rebels?…it'll be very weird for me if that would be the case

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

"from what i know Philippinos both Christian and Muslims are very tollerant and educated people when confronted with extremism (i'm speaking about Muslim extremism) so i think that those cities belonging or not to areas in which islam is the main religion should in any case, when confronted by terrorist, moro rebels ecc..find themselves as hostages"

My assessment exactly. Filipinos I've met in the US, both Christian and Muslim, have never expressed or shown any tolerance for extremists. I would imagine that people back home would be generally of that same solid caliber.

Dan

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