09 July 2017
As the siege of the city of Marawi continues into a second month, the Philippines’ restive region is becoming the perfect incubator for extremist groups in South-east Asia.
“There may have been intelligence failure, even a massive one,” said Shashi Jayakumar, an expert on terrorism in Southeast Asia at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, speaking about the siege of Marawi. “We would think that these guys would have prepared in terms of stockpiling in order to withstand a long siege. These things cannot have gone unnoticed if you have any type of local law enforcement or intelligence sensing things on the ground.”
CENS / Online
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