PH, Aus­tralia al­lies vs ter­ror­ism – Turn­bull

Tempo - - Comics - (Fran­cis T. Wake­field)

Aus­tralian Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull on Mon­day said that Aus­tralia and the Philip­pines are al­lies in the fight against ter­ror­ism.

“Aus­tralia and the Philip­pines are in the same fight, the fight for free­dom. This threat of ter­ror­ism of Is­lamist ter­ror­ism is a global one and it is all con­nected,” Turn­bull said af­ter wit­ness­ing the counter-ter­ror­ism ca­pa­bil­ity demon­stra­tion be­tween the Armed Forces of the Philip­pines and Aus­tralian De­fense Forces at the Camp Aguinaldo Grand­stand in Que­zon City.

Turn­bull said that bet­ter co­op­er­a­tion against ter­ror­ism is needed as many of the Is­lamic State fighters that saw ac­tion in Marawi City were from all over the world.

“They come from Indonesia or Malaysia, they’ve been to the Mid­dle East, some of them were Arabs from the Mid­dle East. It is a global fight and Pres­i­dent Duterte and your Armed Forces, Gen­eral... you were able to bring that in­sur­gency to an end quickly,” he said.

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