ISIS Threat in Philippines Spreads in Remote Battles – The New York Times

DATU SALIBO, Philippines — The leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, is dead. The city his forces seized, Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, is all but completely back in government hands after months of scorched-earth combat.But the Islamic State’s influence in the Philippines is far from over, and communities on Mindanao are bracing for the next battles.

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