Philippines confirms presence of foreigner among IS-linked gunmen hinh anh 1Philippine national military in Marawi (Photo: Reuters)
Singapore (VNA) – Singaporeans are among foreign militants fighting for Islamic State-linked Maute group against the Philippine army in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, said Armed Forces of the Philippines’s spokesman Brig. Gen Restitudo Padilla.

Some foreigners, including Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean nationals, living in the Philippines have supported terrorists in bomb making and terrorist techniques, Singapore’s English-language daily Strait Times quoted Brig. Gen Padilla as saying.

He noted that foreign terrorists were killed in recent campaigns and the Philippines contacted with governments of foreign gunmen to ask for support if necessary.

On May 23, over 100 Islamic militants from Maute group attacked Marawi city, forcing President Rodrigo Duterte’s Government to impose martial law and deploy forces to fight IS-link terror group.-VNA