Philippines President Calls For Extension Of Martial Law In Fight Against Militants

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called on the country’s Congress Tuesday to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao. Heavy fighting between the military and ISIS-linked Islamist militants in the region has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians, and the government says about 500 fighters have been killed since March.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with Carlos Conde (@condeHRW), researcher at Human Rights Watch, who is based in the Philippines.

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