Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabia expands to Southeast Asia | Abna24

With Saudi Arabian financial aids pouring in to the Islamic institutions in the Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, ISIS, a terrorist group with Salafi ideology, saw a high growth of its regional activities. With this in mind, it is baseless to draw a link between rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia and the internal developments of Syria and Iraq.

The more Saudi Arabia expands its religious and cultural influence in the countries of Southeast Asia, the more the region will see expansion of areas of activity of the terrorist groups. Under strong radical groups, the regional nations, who have so far lived in security and peace, will experience periods of violence and insecurity.

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Fighting in Marawi 31.05 | Colonel Cassad

In the city, fighting continued. The army can’t crush the resistance fighters.
For the week, according to official figures in the city killed 89 rebels. The city continues to gather strength of the regular army (for the last 3 days to the city deployed 150 units of various equipment and several thousand soldiers, in addition to the operations involved 8-10 helicopters and a few planes) , which gradually tighten the ring around the main forces of the militants entrenched in a dense residential area. Army during the same period, lost about 70-80 people. About 2,000 residents of Marawi are still virtually held hostage by the militants.

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Libya and the Manchester connection | ALJ

All this should put an above-average level of scrutiny on the conduct of the security services. MI6 appear to have funnelled foreign fighters with suspected links to al-Qaeda from the streets of Britain to Libya. Salman Abedi and members of his close family, who are now arrested, were among these people. Abedi would go on, it is alleged, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

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