08 Dec '17, 11pm

The Islamic State grows in the Philippines | FDD's Long War Journal

Correction: The title of this piece originally was: “Islamic State officially creates province in the Philippines.” But that is not accurate. Although the Islamic State may be preparing to declare a formal wilayat, or province, in the Philippines, it has not yet done so. This piece has been corrected in several spots to note that the video mentioned does not, in fact, say that the Islamic State has officially created a “province” in the Philippines. The Long War Journal regrets the error. The rest of the article details how the Islamic State has won the loyalty of various groups, including those formally belonging to the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/06/islamic-s...

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