by, Sam Prince | Heavy.com
A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State shows Filipino jihadists training in military exercises in the jungles of Mindanao. The video was released on December 20, 2015 and is titled simply “Training Camp.”
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Mindanao has been a place of Islamic tension since the 1960s when political tensions and open hostilities developed between the government of the Philippines and Muslim rebel groups. ISIS is just the latest in a long history of Islamists.
Islam is the Philippines’ second largest religion after Catholicism. It is mainly practiced in the southernmost island of the three island nation, called Mindanao. Mindanao is an autonomous region of the Philippines, mainly due to religious tension with the other majority Catholic islands. Some extremists there are attempting to overthrow the government and join the Islamic State’s “caliphate.”