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Australia to train Filipino soldiers on urban warfare

Noel Celis, AFP

Posted at Oct 24 2017 03:58 PM

Australia to train Filipino soldiers on urban warfare

Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana (left) and Australia's Defense Minister and Senator Marise Ann Payne (right) issue a statement during the Philippine-Australia Defense Ministers' joint press conference on the sideline of the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers (ADMM) and 4th ADMM-Plus in Clark on Tuesday. Australia will train Filipino soldiers in urban warfare to combat the spread of the Islamic extremism after months of fierce fighting against militants in the country's south, it was announced.