Filipinos Joining Extremists in Iraq -- Dep't of Foreign Affairs

Philippine authorities are on alert following an increase in the number of Filipinos going to Iraq and Syria to train and fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), reports The foreign affairs department reported that two Filipinos have died fightingn the conflict. One of the two Filipinos found dead with Syrian fighters was raised in Syria by his Filipino mother and a Syrian father (now deceased). The other was carrying a Filipino passport.