Joint patrols get nearer

More talks planned. Again.

ASEAN Neighbors Ramp Up Terrorism Response

By Noel Tarrazona

Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia are slated to meet on June 19 to finalize the deployment of joint naval patrols as the region prepares for increasing terrorist activity.

The collaboration of the ASEAN tripartite states comes after worsening armed conflict between Philippine soldiers and 300 to 500 ISIS-inspired militants from groups in Marawi City, Mindanao in the Southern Philippines.

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