Philippines says southern rebels not connected to ISIS

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Khabir Malik
Rebel commander Khabir Malik, right, of the Moro National Liberation Front, which has an autonomy deal with the government, talks to his comrades at their camp in the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in southern Philippines, Monday Feb. 4, 2013. Malik said Monday, it attacked Abu Sayyaf gunmen after the al-Qaida-linked militants refused to free hostages, sparking fierce jungle clashes that left up to 22 combatants dead in the southern Philippines. There was no word on whether the hostages were hurt in the fighting, but they remained in the grip of the Abu Sayyaf militants, police said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

A video rose a week ago demonstrating the conceivable merger of four Islamist activist gatherings building up an ISIS area in the southern Philippines.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) aggressors have no known connections with Muslim rebel bunches in the Philippines said security authorities on Tuesday.

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