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Duterte to lift martial law in southern Philippines

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Law imposed two and a half years ago to try to stop Islamic State gaining presence Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in the southern Philippines by year’s end, his spokesman has said, more than two years after it was imposed in an attempt to stop the Islamic State group gaining a foothold there. The president put the Mindanao region under military rule in May 2017 , hours after gunmen flying the...

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