Rodrigo Duterte calls for US special forces to leave southern Philippines

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President says American personnel in Mindanao could become abduction targets for the Islamist militants his government is trying to defeat

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has called for the withdrawal of US special forces from islands in the southern Philippines, saying their presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants.

Duterte said the Americans still in Mindanao were high-value targets for the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants as counter-insurgency operations intensified.

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