Philippines: NY 'plotter' was allegedly doctor to pro-IS gunmen

Philippines: NY 'plotter' was allegedly doctor to pro-IS gunmenA Filipino doctor wanted over a foiled jihadist plot targeting New York’s subway and Times Square previously treated pro-Islamic State (IS) group militants in the mountains of southern Philippines, the military said on Monday. Russell Salic, 37, had links to the Maute group, which since May had been occupying parts of the Philippines’ most important Islamic city of Marawi in a bid to establish an IS caliphate in Southeast Asia, Philippine authorities said. “He was among those who were treating wounded members of the Maute group,” military spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo told AFP.



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