Australia offers additional military help to Philippines
Australia -- Australia's foreign minister said her country has offered to help train the Philippine military in its fight against extremists linked to the Islamic State group.
Australia already sent surveillance planes to help the Philippines, where the southern city of Marawi has been under siege for months by the Maute Group who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
In a recent video, the terrorists singled out Australia and the United States as key backers of the Philippines military offensive in Marawi.
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that Australia was prepared to send additional help in the form of training for the Philippine military.