Esscom on high alert
The heavy offensive by Philippine security forces that includes airstrikes raises the possibility that militants will flee to the east coast of Sabah.
Esscom on alert as Philippine military makes final push in Marawi city
KOTA KINABALU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) will remain on alert against the heightened risk of militants fleeing to the state as Philippine forces step up efforts to capture the last strongholds of Daesh-affiliated groups in Marawi city, southern Philippines.
The Philippine military is pushing to free the last small sections of the city still under the militants as the fighting enters the final phase.
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