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Philippine soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi City, Philippines, on June 28.   © Reuters
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As Philippines battles terror, neighbors worry who is next

Majority-Muslim nations vulnerable as Islamic State flees Middle East

JUN ENDO, Nikkei staff writer | Malaysia

MANILA -- Entrenched armed conflict between Islamic State-linked militants and the Philippine military on the southern island of Mindanao has majority-Muslim nations across Southeast Asia on high alert for signs that extremism is on the advance.

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