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Title: Assessing the feasibility of a ‘wilayah Mindanao’
Authors: Franco, Joseph
Keywords: Feasibility
Wilayah Mindanao
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Franco, J. (2017). Assessing the feasibility of a ‘wilayah Mindanao’. Perspectives on Terrorism, 11(4), 29-38.
Series/Report no.: Perspectives on Terrorism
Abstract: Philippine-based militants led by Isnilon Hapilon are continuing their efforts to build an Islamic State presence in Central Mindanao. The Battle for Marawi has demonstrated how conflict-affected areas, specifically in the Lanao del Sur province, are favourable to the entry of foreign jihadists. These individuals may decide to join IS-affiliated groups in the Philippines instead of travelling to the Middle East. As the IS core faces increasing pressure from coalition forces, Mindanao could serve as a halfway house for Katibah Nusantara fighters seeking to hone their combat skills before returning to their countries of origin. Denying space to a potential ‘wilayah Mindanao’ rests on the success of the peace process with mainstream Filipino Muslim groups.
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
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