Marawi Siege: Testing the Philippines’ Anti-Terror Law

10 years after the law’s passage, the violence in Mindanao highlights legal weaknesses.

Written by Chester Cabalza, published on June 2, 2017 at https://thediplomat.com/

In the southern Philippines, government security troops, led by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in search of the most-wanted militant Isnilon Hapilon clashed with extremists affiliated with the Islamic State-linked Maute Group and the Abu Sayyaf Group. A week later, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed that around 500 Islamist terrorists had fought in Marawi City. Over a hundred deaths have been tallied and thousands of internally displaced people fled ground zero during the siege.

Read at https://thediplomat.com/2017/06/marawi-siege-testing-the-philippines-anti-terror-law/