The Pentagon has developed a plan for air strikes on the territory of the Philippines
The Pentagon is considering a plan that would allow the U.S. military airstrikes on positions of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in the Philippines. About it reports NBC News, citing two sources in military circles of the USA.
Authorization to attack rebel positions in the island nation in Southeast Asia can be retrieved on Tuesday in the framework of collective self-defense, said the TV channel. Probably, the blows are applied with the use of drones on the southern Islands of the state where active IG.
In the case of approval of the plan, the United States will be able to participate in the elimination of threats to its allies in the region, said channel. In conjunction with the American aviation operations on the ground will involve the Philippine army.
On may 23 fighters of groups “the Mouth” and “Abu Sayyaf” sworn allegiance to ISIS, captured the city of Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The next day the military moved reinforcements and launched a counterattack. In the offensive, government forces actively used armored vehicles and aircraft supporting the infantry in the street fighting.
Initially, the Philippine military claimed that the liberation of the city from the terrorists they will need a few days. However, optimistic forecasts are not met. During the fighting, which has continued to the present, has killed 369 people.