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ISIS ‘sanctioned, if not directed’ Resorts World attack – expert

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The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — One month after the Resorts World attack in Manila, terrorism experts tell Rappler they believe the Philippines prematurely dismissed claims by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL or Daesch, and asked for an investigation into its claim the Resorts World gunman was a recent convert to Islam. Continue reading ISIS ‘sanctioned, if not directed’ Resorts World attack – expert

Admit ISIS presence in Philippines, analyst says

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ISIS THREAT. Terror analyst Rohan Gunaratna says in a Rappler Talk interview on May 25, 2017, that the Philippines is now the ISIS ‘epicenter’ in Southeast Asia. Screen grab from Rappler

The Philippines is now the ISIS ‘epicenter’ in Southeast Asia, terror analyst Rohan Gunaratna tells Rappler’s Maria Ressa

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — A leading terror analyst urged the Philippine government to admit Islamic State (ISIS or IS) presence in the Philippines, as the country is now the global terror group’s “epicenter” in Southeast Asia. Continue reading Admit ISIS presence in Philippines, analyst says

ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert

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LOCKDOWN. In this file photo, cops cordon off the blast site after the explosions in Quiapo last Saturday, May 6, 2017. File photo by Rappler

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan

MANILA, Philippines (May 8, 2017) — The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS or ISIL, claimed it carried out two consecutive weekend attacks in Manila on April 28 and May 6, both of which were denied by Philippine officials. Continue reading ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert