Duterte wants U.S. special forces to leave S. Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that U.S. special forces in southern Philippines should leave.
The president said that during his attendance at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits in Laos last week he wanted to mention the plan, but he did not raise this “out of respect.”
“I do not want rift with America, but they have to go,” he said.
Duterte said he wanted the U.S. forces to leave Mindanao because they might be targeted by the kidnap-for-ransom groups.

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