US May Bomb ISIS Militants in the Philippines

The Pentagon is considering a plan to conduct airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the Philippines. NBC News reports the airstrikes will be most likely be carried out by drones.

Fox News reports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. has been providing the island country with some training.

Newsweek reports Filipino officials said they didn’t know about the Pentagon’s plans and haven’t even had any discussions about such plans.

The Philippine military says 700 people have died since they started fighting ISIS militants in the southern city of Marawi in May.