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Philippine military needs 20,000 more troops due to greater threats: Duterte

02:19 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Philippine military needs 20,000 more troops due to greater threats: DutertePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked lawmakers to approve the recruiting of 20,000 more soldiers to tackle increased security threats following a bloody urban siege in the south, his spokesman said Sunday. Almost 700 people have been killed, according to the official count, in over two months of fighting in the southern city of Marawi against Islamist militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. The militants, waving the black IS flag, have occupied parts of Marawi since May 23, prompting Duterte to declare martial law in the entire southern region of Mindanao.


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