26 Oct US to Continue Assisting Philippine Soldiers in the Fight Against Terrorism
The American government will continue providing firearms, equipment, and personnel support to the Philippines as the Philippine military is still on the guard for possible retaliation of ISIS extremist sympathizers after the defeat of the Maute terrorist group in the five-month war in Marawi City.
In an article from The Washington Times, during the meeting of United States Defense Secretary James Mattis with the Philippines’ Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the partnership of the two countries is essential in winning against terrorism and violent extremism.
Mattis also extended his condolences to the families of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the city from the grip of terrorists in Marawi City.
He also praised the soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for doing their best and risking their lives to ensure the safety of those who are affected by the war and those who were held as hostages by the terrorists.