U.S. Weighing Plan that Could Allow Strikes on ISIS in Philippines

The Defense Department is considering a strategy that would allow the military to carry out airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, The Hill informs. The probable strategy could be named on Tuesday, according to the report, and the attacks could be carried out with armed drones.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement for the NBC that the U.S. has been fighting terrorism in the Philippines for 15 years so far. ISIS militants have been battling Philippine forces in Marawi since May.

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