Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) salutes in front of a flag-draped casket of a slain marine at a military base in Manila on June 11, 2017, after the bodies of troops were brought back to the Philippine capital following a firefight with Muslim militants in Marawi on June 9. The June 9 street-to-street gunbattle with militants saw 13 troops killed, in a dramatic surge in the toll from the conflict, Philippine military spokesmen said. AFP
June 14, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET
The signs are mounting that the Philippines is now a primary target for Islamic State.
The southern reaches of the mostly Roman Catholic country have long been home to Muslim insurgents seeking to carve out an independent state. Until now, counterterrorism officials and experts have largely viewed local declarations of…
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