89 foreign terrorists in Mindanao? Gov’t forces still verifying, says Palace

  (Updated, 2:23 p.m.) Security officials are still validating reports that 89 foreign terrorists are already in Mindanao, Malacaang said on Saturday. "Authorities are still validating the report that 89 suspected foreign fighters are in Mindanao. They might have entered the Philippines via the backdoor or in other [points of entry] in Mindanao," Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement read over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. Government forces are currently engaged in a month-long clash with the Islamic State-inspired Maute group and their sympathizers in Marawi City. READ: 'They looked like Arabs, handsome, fair-skinned' While foreign terrorists ...Keep on reading: 89 foreign terrorists in Mindanao? Gov’t forces still verifying, says Palace

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