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3Novices:Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to maintain martial law until end of year

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year to crush rebels inspired by Islamic State (IS), his spokesman said on Tuesday.
Mindanao, an island of 22 million people with a history of separatist and Marxist rebellion, was placed under military rule on May 23 after rebels from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups took over parts of Marawi City.
The insurgents have put up fierce resistance, with scores of…
July 18, 2017 at 11:05AM http://ift.tt/2vwuA8P
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