500 ISIS TERRORISTS IN PHILIPPINES ARE FRAGMENTED AND DEGRADED, BUT STILL POSE SECURITY THREAT

On 7th November, Homeland Security Today reported that ISIS is maintaining a small and damaging presence in the Philippines, according to the quarterly report to Congress from the US State Department’s lead inspector general on Operation Pacific Eagle-Philippines.  It estimated there are 500 ISIS terrorists in the country.  ISIS-Philippines is said to remain fragmented and degraded but still posed a security threat, carrying out several bombings against civilians, and ISIS-P lacked a formal command and control structure and was unable to carry out large-scale attacks.

https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/oig-report-500-isis-terrorists-in-philippines-fragmented-and-degraded-still-pose-security-threat/

The report itself can be found at –

https://www.stateoig.gov/system/files/fy2019_lig_oco_ope-p_q4_sep2018.pdf

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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