ドテルテは精神的ショックから立ち直れるか フィリッピンはイラクのミニ版の様相: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年06月28日

ドテルテは精神的ショックから立ち直れるか フィリッピンはイラクのミニ版の様相

シリアの次はフィリッピンか 米国のテロ退治を口実とした介入に書きましたが、マラウィでのテロの背後に何があるか、ドテルテも動揺したようです。5日間公衆の前に姿を現さなかったと伝えられています。フィリピンの治安当局・情報機関は極めて弱体。外国の情報機関に買収されている者も少なくないでしょう。

RT2017/6/17
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has returned after a five-day break from public appearances to reassure soldiers and the media that the fight against Islamic State-affiliated fighters is drawing to a close, while the death toll has surpassed 300.

"The fighting is going on, but it's winding up," Duterte told soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division Command Post in Butuan City on Saturday. According to official government figures 225 militants, 59 soldiers and 26 civilians have been killed in the siege so far.

"It's difficult to fight those who are willing to die. They have corrupted the name of God in the form of religion to kill many innocent people, for nothing."

The president had not made any public appearances since last Sunday, with a spokesperson claiming he was suffering from fatigue, Reuters reports. Duterte did not appear during Philippines Independence Day celebrations on Monday.

When asked about his own health, Duterte downplayed the significance of the hiatus.

"Do not worry," he told reporters after addressing the soldiers. "My state of health is immaterial. There is the vice president who will take over."

When responding to media criticism of both the military’s intelligence gathering before the crisis and its operational effectiveness during the three weeks of fighting, Duterte defended his decision to declare martial law and suggested that, if needs be, he will do so again in the future.

RT2017/6/28
ISIS-linked militia ‘decapitating, enslaving’ - Philippines army sweeps Marawi City
The Philippines military has uncovered five decapitated bodies of civilians among a total of 17 dead bodies found in Marawi City. The macabre find comes amid reports of widespread looting and sex slavery by Islamic State-affiliated Maute fighters.

The civilian death toll in the fighting stood at 27 before this latest discovery, which is the first such instance of the Islamist militants employing such extreme tactics against civilians. Authorities fear the civilian death toll may further rise.

"[It] may increase significantly once we are able to validate all this information," military spokesman Restituto Padilla said, as cited by Reuters.

"There have been a significant number [of dead bodies] that have been seen but again, we cannot include many of these," he said.

"Our combat environment is sensitive. First, there are trapped civilians that we have to protect. They also have hostages and third, there are many traps so we have to clear buildings slowly," he said.

Civilian hostages in the besieged city have also reportedly been forced into slavery by the militants, who have been holed up for almost six weeks in the battle against the country’s military.

"They are being forced to be sex slaves, forced to destroy the dignity of these women," military spokesman Jo-Ar Herrera told a news conference, citing the accounts of seven Marawi residents who had escaped or were rescued as part of the ongoing operation to retake the city.

Hostages have also been forced to loot abandoned homes, fight government forces and even serve as sex slaves for the Maute militants, Herrera said.

"So this is what is happening inside, this is very evident ... these are evil personalities," he added.

The militants are heavily armed and have staved off multiple government operations to retake the city with rocket-propelled grenades, sniper rifles and improvised explosive devices.

The city is under aerial and artillery bombardment from government forces, with only a brief eight-hour respite so that residents could observe Eid celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, Abdullah Maute, one of the brothers responsible for the insurgency, has reportedly attempted a hostage-swap using local Muslim leaders as intermediaries.

During joint police and military operations last month, Cayamora and Farhana Maute, father and mother of the infamous Maute brothers, were captured. Abdullah allegedly attempted a swap deal to return his parents in exchange for Father Teresito "Chito" Soganub, a captured Catholic priest.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:36| Comment(1) | 国際・政治
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こんなフィリピンに日本の中古兵器を援助するといつている世界一のテロリスト平成の水戸黄門あべ総理大臣は、凄いですね。管と白丁の野田とあべは、日本をめちゃめちゃにした。日本国民は、被爆して静かに死んでいる。
Posted by 西 亨 at 2017年06月29日 07:32
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