Security tightened in Sultan Kudarat province due to ISIS
NORTH COTABATO – Police have tightened security in Sultan Kudarat province in southern Philippines following intelligence reports that were ISIS supporters in at least 3 towns.
Provincial police chief Raul Supiter said security forces were already alerted about the information, but he declined to names the town where these ISIS supporters are hiding so as not to jeopardize ongoing law enforcement operations in Sultan Kudarat.
He also appealed to the public to stay vigilant and help authorities by providing information on suspicious persons or groups in their community.
It was unknown whether these supporters came from other areas or locals, but Supiter assured citizens that police and military are on top of the situation.
Fighting between ISIS militants and security forces continue in Marawi in Lanao del Sur province since May 23 when jihadists occupied much of the city in an effort to make it a province of the Islamic State. (Rhoderick Beñez)
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