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Australian troops are helping to fight terrorists in the Philippines to stop them attacking us 

‘We’re just doing what God told us’: ISIS fanatic explains why he wants to kill Australians – as brave Aussie troops hold back the terror group in the Philippines

  • An ISIS fanatic says it’s okay to kill people because God told them to do it 
  • There are more than 100 Australian troops in the south of the Philippines
  • They are teaching local troops how to prepare for battle with extremist groups
  • Australian troops are also trying to hold Islamic State from leaving the country 

An ISIS fanatic has defended killing innocent people by claiming he is simply fulfilling God’s orders.

In an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett, a young soldier named Sadam was asked if he wanted to kill Australians.

‘We’re just doing what God told us to do,’ the 24-year-old replied coldly. 

The program has been filming in the Philippines where more than 100 Australian troops are helping to train locals forces to hold back ISIS. 

Troops from the Australian army, air force and navy are involved in the task named ‘Operation Augury’.

The Philippines is the terror group’s Asian capital and fears are growing that ISIS is building momentum and support there after defeat in Iraq.

Group Captain John Young said: ‘We just need to be ready and make sure we can counter it.’

‘It may not be in Australia, but this part of the world is in our backyard… they’re our neighbours.’

At the top of Australia, Darwin is a short three-hour flight from ghost-town Marawi City, which was destroyed in a battle with ISIS two years ago.

There are currently more than 100 Australian troops based in the southern part of the Philippines, to prepare locals for combat and to hold the terror group back from Australia

The city of more than 200,000 people was seized by the group in 2017 and turned to debris amid the carnage. 

The siege came to an end in November 2017 but the streets have been left uninhabitable and deemed too dangerous for locals due to hundreds of unexploded bombs hidden in the wreckage. 

Airing on Sunday evening, 60 Minutes will unveil the Australian troops mission and show the drills being used to prepare local armies for battle with extremist organisations.    

60 Minutes will air on Channel Nine at 8.45pm.      

'Sadam', a 24-year-old Filipino ISIS member, told 60 Minutes he is ready to head into battle for the terrorist group both in his home country and overseas. The extremist, who joined the group three years ago, said: 'We're just doing what God told us to do'

‘Sadam’, a 24-year-old Filipino ISIS member, told 60 Minutes he is ready to head into battle for the terrorist group both in his home country and overseas. The extremist, who joined the group three years ago, said: ‘We’re just doing what God told us to do’

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