Palace declares no IS threat in Philippines


Filipino villagers gather on the blastsite littered with bloodied slippers, shirts, shoes and other items following of an explosion in the town of Esparanza, Sultan Kudarat province, southern Philippines, 22 February 2016.

Palace declares no IS threat in Philippines

The palace of the president of the Philippines has issued an official statement that there is no link between a local Muslim rebel group in Mindanao and Islamic State, despite the claim of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that IS is recruiting members.

As reported by The Philippine Star, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the palace is standing by the statement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that there is no IS presence in Mi...

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