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Marawi City: The High-Water Mark of Southeast Asian Terrorism

Aug 16, 2017 | 20:31 GMT
A monthslong siege has destroyed large swaths of Marawi City and cost local jihadist groups more than 520 fighters so far.

A look at Marawi City shows that Philippine jihadist groups have taken a major gamble on the siege, since the Philippine military has forced them to engage in conventional combat. 

(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Philippine city is now the regional epicenter of the jihadist fight. And while the rise of extremist forces points to the possible threat of a permanent Islamist base in the country, forces beyond the Philippines' borders are uniting against it....

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