Philippines crisis ‘transmogrified into invasion by foreign terrorists’

Philippines crisis ‘transmogrified into invasion by foreign terrorists’, by RT.

The Maute group confronting the Philippine army in Marawi City is no longer considered a local terrorist organization as it has been reinforced by jihadists of Malaysian, Indonesian and “other nationalities,” the country’s authorities have announced.

“Before it was just a local terrorist group. But now they have subscribed to the ideology of ISIS. They want to make Mindanao as part of the caliphate,” Solicitor General Jose Calida told a news conference, according to Reuters. …

On Thursday, Philippines’ Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) announced that, since Tuesday, at least 31 fighters of the IS-linked Maute group were killed in Marawi City.

Almost no coverage in the media of this major Islamic uprising in our region — incredible.

hat-tip Stephen Neil