24 July 2017

News Story: Singapore, Asia likely become targets of Marawi-based IS-linked group

Hanoi (VNA) – The Islamic State (IS)–linked militant group in Marawi city of the Philippines may be preparing for attacks on Singapore and Asia, said a report released by the Indonesia-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) on July 21. 

The report said the group, run by Bahrumsyah, an Indonesian fighter in Syria, and Malaysian former university lecturer Mahmud Ahmad, had recruited fighters and carried out the conspiracy of IS to seize Marawi. 

The report said the Marawi operations received direct funding from IS, indicating that the network is commanded not only from Syria, the Philippines and Indonesia but also beyond those countries.

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