Isla of Mindanao Philippines
Report about the situation of Isle of Mindanao (Philippines), after the May 23, 2017 attack on the city of Marawi by the Maute Group affiliated to ISIS.
Since the 23 of last May, the islamic groups Maute and Abu Sayyaf are keeping Marawi city under siege.
While international media talk about progress against the militia of the Islamic State in the Middle East, fundamentalists have reached this part of the world as well. The southern Philippine island of Mindanao is a fertile area. For decades, the Muslim guerrillas keep asking the independence from Manila. But while at the beginning the war was only against the central government, in the last years they have embraced not only Kalashnikovs but also the ISIL ideology…”