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Australian troops train soldiers in Philippines for ISIS

  • Defence Minister Marise Payne has sent 80 troops to the Philippines
  • They will train Filippino soldiers in the art of house-to-house combat
  • The RAAF stepped in during the Marawi conflict which started earlier this year
  • Almost 165 soldiers were killed and 900 jihadists during the five-month attack

Australia has sent 80 troops trained in the art of house-by-house combat tactics to the Philippines in an effort to aid local soldiers in the fight against ISIS.

As the fears of jihadist attacks grow in the region of South East Asia, Defence Minister Marise Payne has established a base of mobile training teams there to stop extremism spreading down under, the Daily Telegraph reports.

‘The spread of Daesh (ISIS) inspired terrorism is a direct threat to Australia and its interests and we are committed to working with our partners and allies to ensuring Daesh cannot establish a geographic foothold in the region,’ she said.

As the fears of jihadist attacks grow in the region of South East Asia, Defence Minister Marise Payne has established a base of mobile training teams there to stop extremism spreading down under

The Australian Defence Force has been slowly but surely creating a presence in the Philippines since July earlier this year, particularly as they have more experience house-to-house style moves the Filippinos are looking to assert dominance in

The Australian Defence Force has been slowly but surely creating a presence in the Philippines since July earlier this year, particularly as they have more experience house-to-house style moves the Filippinos are looking to assert dominance in

The Filipino Army and Marine Corps concede that their experience in jungle warfare against the Islamic conspirators are second to none, soldiers were not equipped in training for street fighting.

The Australian Defence Force has been slowly but surely creating a presence in the Philippines since July earlier this year, particularly as they have more experience house-to-house style moves the Filippinos are looking to assert dominance in.

‘The ADF will provide mobile training teams that will begin providing urban warfare, counter-terrorism training in the Philippines in the coming days,’ Senator Payne continued.

Ms Payne (pictured) has called for Oceania neighbours to support the end of extremist threats in the region

Ms Payne (pictured) has called for Oceania neighbours to support the end of extremist threats in the region

The five-month Marawi conflict, which was being fought against IS invaders, saw the RAAF step into the country to assist in surveillance.

More than 165 soldiers were killed and 900 jihadists during the almost half-year battle.

Ms Payne has called for Oceania neighbours to support the end of extremist threats in the region.

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