Two RAAF aircraft to operate in southern Mindanao region where four Islamist groups are operating, including Abu Sayyaf

Australia’s advanced intelligence-gathering P-3 Orion aircraft will be flown over the southern Philippines to help in the fight against Islamic State-affiliated terrorist groups.

The defence minister, Marise Payne, says two RAAF P-3 Orion aircraft will operate in the Mindanao region where four Islamist groups, including Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group, are fighting, Fairfax Media reports.

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