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May 25, 2017 | Via CNN

Duterte Says He may Expand Martial Law ‘Throughout the Country’ in Fight Against ISIS

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said his martial law declaration for the country’s restive south could be expanded throughout the country in order to combat the rise of ISIS. The current martial law order – which covers both the city of Marawi and the wider island of Mindanao, of which Marawi is a part – came after deadly clashes broke out between Filipino government troops and Islamist militants Tuesday. Fighting between government forces and the Maute group, an Islamist militant organization based in Mindanao, began Tuesday afternoon in Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people.

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