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Has Marawi killed the Philippines peace process? - The Interpreter

For years, the common wisdom about conflict in the southern Philippines was that the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was the best antidote to radicalisation. We all said it – analysts, activists, donors, diplomats, anyone ...and more »

Islamic State: Australia offers to send Special Forces to help fight IS in Philippines city of Marawi - ABC Online

Australian Special Forces soldiers could soon be deployed to the Southern Philippines to help local forces fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the country's south. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop revealed she made the offer of assistance to President ...and more »

In City of Ruins, Philippines' Battle Against ISIS Rages On - New York Times

MARAWI, Philippines — The houses still standing after more than three months of fierce urban combat in Marawi are barely holding on — pocked with bullet holes on the outside and blackened by fire from within. “I really can't say when we will be able ...and more »

Australian special forces closer to helping Duterte's troops in battle against Islamic State - ABC Online

Defence Minister Marise Payne will visit the Philippines next week for more talks about sending special forces troops to the Philippines. Earlier today Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's office confirmed that the Philippines had accepted Australia's offer ...and more »

Marawi: Behind the Headlines - The Diplomat

Until the recent crisis began, Marawi was not on many people's radar. Marawi is a small town in Mindanao, in the southern Philippines. Seemingly out of nowhere, a few months ago the city was taken by extremist militants and declared the regional ...and more »

New Australia Military Terror Aid For the Philippines? - The Diplomat

On Monday, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop made headlines when she revealed that she had offered additional military support to the Philippines during a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month. Though her comments about the ...and more »

Australia to help Philippines combat Islamic State in Marawi - The Australian

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia has offered special forces troops to the Philippines because the Islamic State insurgency in Marawi poses a real threat to Australia and our region. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop this morning confirmed Australia had ...and more »

59 men accused of links to Marawi siege ordered freed - Sun.Star

PROSECUTORS dismissed the rebellion complaints filed against 59 men who were stopped by police and Army troops at two checkpoints in Mindanao and accused of attempting to join the Maute group, who laid siege to Marawi City. Senior government prosecutor ...and more »

Australia offers to train Philippine army in fight against Islamic State - The Guardian

Julie Bishop says Australia is ready to 'advise, assist and train' armed forces in 'pretty brutal fight with Isis'. Australian Associated Press. Mon 28 Aug 2017 23.02 EDT Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 12.11 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Memories of Vietnam and Malaya stirred by the 'Marawi model' - The Australian Financial Review

Powerful image. It's all about fighting terrorists in South East Asia. But easily misunderstood. Albert Alcain. Andrew Clark AFR Woodcut. by Andrew Clark. Next week's visit by Defence Minister Marise Payne to the Philippines could presage a revival of ...and more »