Philippines: April 12, 2005

Archives

Many American and Filipino counter-terrorism officials believe that the southern Philippines is becoming a new base for training terrorists. In that region, members of al Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiah  (JI), Abu Sayyaf, and factions of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are cooperating to train new terrorists, and carry out attacks in the area. The Filipino government, however, believed that the situation in the southern islands is under control. While sometimes called a "new Afghanistan," the southern Philippines is also full of police, troops and pro-government civilians.

 

Article Archive

Philippines: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close