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Could Militants in the Philippines Make a Comeback?

Apr 24, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Philippine lawmakers continue to wrangle over passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, adding to political uncertainty in Mindanao that could help Islamist militias there redevelop their strength.

Soldiers being deployed to the frontline in June 2017 inside the besieged Marawi City.

(Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

6 months after Islamic State-linked jihadists were driven from besieged Marawi City, the political atmosphere in Mindanao could give fractured fighters an opportunity to regroup....

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