Australian Spy Planes to Help Tackle Islamist Threat in Philippines

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Australian Spy Planes to Help Tackle Islamist Threat in Philippines

The Australian government is sending two military surveillance aircraft to help the Philippines in its fight against Islamist militants in southern Mindanao province. Philippine forces have been fighting insurgents linked to the Islamic State group, who seized the city of Marawi last month. Defense officials in Canberra say the spread of radical Islamism in southeast Asia…