US ‘considering airstrikes against Isil in the Philippines’

Muslims desecrate a church in the Philippines city of Marawi.

The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against Isil terrorist targets in the Philippines.

A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of Marawi, has caused alarm in the Philippines and neighbouring countries that Islamic State could establish a regional southeast Asian hub even as it declines in the Middle East.

The authority to strike Isil targets as part of a strategy of collective defence could become part of a military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, two defence officials told NBC News.

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