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September 29, 2016
Pentagon helping Southeast Asian allies tackle IS
Washington (AFP) Sept 22, 2016
The United States is helping Southeast Asian allies do more to prevent the Islamic State group from gaining a greater foothold in the area, senior Pentagon officials said Thursday. The IS has already established a presence in several countries across the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, and authorities worry both about domestic attacks and nationals traveling to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, t ... read more

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