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In the Philippines, the Islamic State Fights to Set the Narrative

Jun 9, 2017 | 10:05 GMT
A scout ranger with the Philippine army patrols Marawi City. The siege there, which now in its third week, has earned its place in the record books as one of the largest and longest jihadist hostage situations in the modern era.
(NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The size and duration of the siege in Marawi City make it difficult to determine the jihadists' intentions for the attack. The Philippine government and armed forces have labeled it a hostage scenario, but the militants occupying the area seem to have a more ambitious goal in mind. Fighters from...

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