Southeast Asia | Is the US angling to bomb Islamic State in the Philippines?

Is the US angling to bomb Islamic State in the Philippines?

Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and top US envoy Rex Tillerson's recent meeting in Manila has sparked speculation of possible American air strikes on militants lodged at the besieged city of Marawi

Manila, August 11, 2017 12:41 PM (UTC+8)
Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, Philippines.Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, Philippines.Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
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