Islamic State-Linked Militants Targeted in Southeast Asian Sea Patrols

MANILA, Philippines—Three Southeast Asian nations under threat from Islamic State-linked militants launched joint maritime patrols in an effort to stop a conflict in the southern Philippines from spreading to other parts of the region.

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to police the Sulu and Celebes Seas, a vast area prone to piracy and kidnappings.

Security officials in Southeast Asia have long feared that Islamic…

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