Indonesia Ready to Help Philippines to Free Marawi

M Sholahadhin Azhar    •    22 Juni 2017 13:31 WIB
Indonesia Ready to Help Philippines to Free Marawi
Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (Photo:MI/M Irfan), Jakarta: The Indonesian government is ready to help Philippine armed forces to tackle ISIS-linked militant groups. 

"Philippine president is OK with that," Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said in Jakarta on Thursday.

Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia will hold a trilateral meeting. They will address an ongoing conflict in Marawi City.

The three Southeast Asian countries will strengthen counterterrorism cooperation. They will monitor the latest situation in the embattled region.

"We will still follow the law," the retired army general said.

The deadly clashes between Abu Sayyaf militants and Philippine troops have killed around 300 people since May 2017.