Foreigners from at least 5 countries fighting with rebels in southern Philippines

By REUTERS
June 1, 2017 07:19




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MANILA - Militants of at least five nationalities were among eight foreigners killed while fighting alongside Islamist militants against government troops in the southern Philippines, Manila's defense minister said on Thursday.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told a news conference that fighters who were Saudi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Yemeni and Chechen among the dead found in Marawi City over the past week .

There were eight foreigners killed who were known to be fighting with the rebels, he said.


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