MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to Rohan Gunaratna, terrorism expert.
Gunaratna chronicled the rise of al-Qaeda in his seminal 2002 book, Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. Shortly after that, he moved to Singapore and helped create the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research within the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.
Gunaratna talks to Rappler about the rise of terrorism group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, in relation to the recent clash between Philippine government forces and local terror group Maute in Marawi, Lanao del Sur. Watch it here. – Rappler.com