30 August 2017

News Story: Australia offers additional military help to Philippines

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's foreign minister said her country has offered to help train the Philippine military in its fight against extremists linked to the Islamic State group.

Australia has already sent surveillance planes to help the Philippines, where the southern city of Marawi has been under siege for months by Islamic State-linked militants. In a recent video, the Islamic State group singled out Australia and the US as key backers of the Philippines military offensive in Marawi.

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