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New stronghold of the IG in the Philippines and the «Arab summer» in Morocco. Review of Russian media

«The Caliphate is serving in the East» – is the title of an article in the newspaper «Kommersant», which States that the Philippines is at risk of becoming the center of Islamic terrorism in Asia. Continued for a week in the South of the country fighting between government troops and terrorists was unprecedented in its brutality and duration.

Sworn allegiance to the «Islamic state» local multinational groups actually discovered in Southeast Asia the «second front» of Jihad, attracting terrorists, no less than Iraq or Syria. According to experts, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte will have to put all power to his home island of Mindanao became the capital of the new Caliphate.

In Morocco, predicts the «Arab summer» –
police arrested the leader of the protests Nasser Zesati, which was on the run since Friday when, during prayers in mosques called on citizens to new demonstrations reported in another article for the same publication.

Protests in Morocco, which has been repeatedly compared with the events of the «Arab spring» of 2011 may break out with renewed force, but in the summer. The unrest in the Northern province of RIF, where the Berbers live mainly began in October 2016, after the death of the fishmonger of Mohsin Fikri and not subside to this day. In the fall, police accused the man of poaching: he tried to sell 500 kg of swordfish fishing is prohibited from October 1 to November 30.

After examining the products, the veterinarian in El Hoceima recognized it unfit for sale. When the police tried to confiscate the fish Mr. Fikri and send it to the landfill, the merchant rushed to the bucket of the truck to get the boxes, but I couldn’t – mechanism sealer crushed him to death. Photos of mutilated bodies scattered on social networks, triggering a wave of indignation.

Pentagon chief James Mattis called on to accept the death of people in Iraq and Syria, calling a fact of life» of civilian casualties when airstrikes the U.S. and its allies against the terrorists of ISIS, writes «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».

He stressed that the U.S. «is doing everything humanly possible» to prevent casualties among the civilian population during the strikes on the positions of militants, but said he believes the death of civilians is inevitable. According to the Pentagon statistics, the total death toll of civilians in Iraq and Syria since the beginning of operations in August 2014 is estimated at 352 people. The number of such victims from the operations of the US and its allies has increased significantly in recent months.

The deal, which was signed by the US and Saudi Arabia to supply arms to Riyadh, not conducive to lowering tensions in the region, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel. he stated this at a press conference with the heads of international humanitarian organizations, reports information Agency TASS.

According to him, the conclusion of such military transactions shows what a «wrong path», as in the region, plenty of weapons. The head of the German foreign Ministry said that the world needs a new initiative on disarmament and arms control: «Only economic prospects will give hope to young people, but certainly not the arms build-up».

In the Lublin district court in Moscow began hearings on the suit of billionaire Alisher Usmanov to the opposition leader Alexei Navalny:the businessman demands to refute the information that Navalny announced in its investigation, writes «Komsomolskaya Pravda».

Recall that in March, Navalny has released its next big investigation where, among other things, said that Usmanov bribes in particular gave the sotsgosproyekt Foundation mansion with a plot of over 4 hectares on the ruble, which is estimated at 5 billion rubles. In April, Usmanov’s lawyers filed a lawsuit in court and demand to refute some of the information that Bulk spreading through the Internet.

It concerns allegations that the businessman does not pay taxes in Russia that he was in illegal possession of several mining and processing plants, and in the 80s he was convicted for rape. Protection Usmanov has filed documents which indicate that in 1980 Alisher Usmanov was indeed convicted, but in the sentence there is no article «rape».

New stronghold of the IG in the Philippines and the «Arab summer» in Morocco. Review of Russian media 30.05.2017

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