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Trilateral naval patrols launched to net ISIS

23rd June 2017 - 01:56 GMT | by ​Noel Tarrazona in Zamboanga

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Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have responded to the threat of possibly thousands of ISIS fighters in Southeast Asia by commencing the deployment of joint naval patrols along their sea borders on 19 June.

A launch ceremony was conducted in the Indonesian town of Tarakan in northern Borneo.

The purpose is to pursue ISIS-inspired terrorists using trans-border sea channels to move weapons, money and personnel between Java in Indonesia, Sabah in Malaysia and Mindanao in the Philippines.

Dubbed Indomalphi (short for Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines), the joint naval patrols will facilitate exchanges of intelligence information and joint maritime security along

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​Noel Tarrazona

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Noel Tarrazona has a Doctorate in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. …

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