(Associated Press/Aaron Favila)


MANILA (Reuters) - An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Islamic State said was an attack by its suicide bombers.

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In this June 9, 2017, photo, soldiers ride a military vehicle on the outskirts of Marawi city, southern Philippines. (Associated Press/Aaron Favila)

ISIS may have lost its physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but the group is poised for a resurgence in its enclave in the Philippines — and instead of eradicating the terror group once and for all before it facilitates another horrifying attack like the Easter bombings that rocked Sri Lanka, the U.S. military is focused on new plumbing.

At least, that's the takeaway from this fantastic Thomas Gibbons-Neff story in the New York Times on the latest mission for the contingent of U..S. special operations forces that have been assisting the Philippine Army with their campaign against ISIS insurgents over the last two years.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hates many things. Drugs. Gambling. God. Now we can add the global scourge of Canada to his hit list.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Pete Thibodeau

Two men in hiding have been arrested for the death of a U.S. Marine killed in the Philippines more than five years ago.

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AP Photo/Aaron Favila

The battle in Marawi City may have ended, but the war is not over.

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