Philippines President Calls On Separatists, Maoists Militant Groups To Fight ISIS In Marawi

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Philippines President Calls On Separatists, Maoists Militant Groups To Fight ISIS In Marawi

Source: AP

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called on separatist and Maoist militant groups to joint the govevernment fight against ISIS terrorists in the city of Marawi, promising to treat them as soldiers and offering the “same privileges.”

I will hire you as soldiers – same pay, same privileges, and I will build houses for you in some areas,” Duterte said in a satement on Sunday.

The offer was made to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the New People’s Army (NPA).

The fighting in Marawi erupted last week when ISIS-linked gunmen seized a large part of the city. Since then, the Philippines military has been attempting to expel terrorists from the city.

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  • Daniel Castro

    Smart guy…

    • Sadde

      He is definitely a player!

  • Nigel Maund

    Duterte has his head screwed on and will defeat this US Deep State inspired ISIS insurgency. Get the Russian advisors and kit to help the Philippien Army and Air Force!

    • goingbrokes

      He knows for sure this is Saudi financed US deep State operation. Nothing like this kind of attack to push him firmly into the Russian camp.

      • Nigel Maund

        Agree! The four big global trouble maker are in order of their influence: 1) Israel; 2) USA; 3) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and last but not quite least the UK!!

    • John Whitehot

      I’d go for China as well since its proximity. It would also start giving some form to a strategic partnership spanning from Syria to Iran to the Philippines (not forgetting India), something that it’s already giving the creeps to folks in Washington and Bruxelles.

      If China starts putting “zionist” paid jihadists in the dirt with limited airstrikes in the area, the message would be very clear.

      • Nigel Maund

        John, good commentary – thanks!

  • Kim Jong

    Very smart guy! He got the right tactics.

  • Alex Mayers

    Send the MILF! They will blow every last inch (of the city) in pieces :)