Flame rises as damaged buildings including a mosque are seen after government troops cleared the area from pro-Daesh militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Malaysian police have detained 20 alleged Islamic militants, including a leading member of an Indonesian extremist group and others believed to be planning to fight in the strife-torn southern Philippines, authorities said Friday.They were the latest arrests of alleged extremists in Muslim-majority Malaysia, as fears grow militants who had been fighting with Daesh (ISIS) overseas are heading back to Southeast Asia after the jihadists' losses in the Middle East.The 24-year-old was picked up in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, police said, without identifying him.
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