24 June 2017

News Story: Australia sends spy planes to Marawi

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion
By Patricia Lourdes Viray

MANILA, Philippines — The Australian government has offered to send two surveillance aircraft to assist the Philippines in its fight against ISIS-inspired militants in Marawi City.

Two AP-3C Orion aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force will provide surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the government gladly welcomes any form of foreign assistance to help suppress the rebellion in Marawi.

"Our Defense officials are in close coordination with their Australian counterparts in the latter’s offer of providing surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines," Abella said in a televised press briefing.

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