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‘Why even fight?’ Duterte threatens drug lord politicians with airstrikes

August 9th, 2017
Categories: Past News

Link: https://www.rt.com/news/399034-duterte-airstrikes-war-on-drugs/

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to unleash the full might of the military against the private militias of corrupt politicians, including sending in fighter jets to bomb their positions. ,000 people have been killed in the police crackdown on drug dealers since the start of Duterte’s presidency in July 2016, according to data from the Philippine National Police (PNP). The Philippines authorities have claimed that a large portion of those deaths have come from suspects resisting arrest in police operations while others have come at the hands of vigilantes or rival crime syndicates working outside the law.

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