|Daily Telegraph unveils new stronghold for "cheerleader" forgotten worldwide|
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Monday that Nicola Smith was concerned about a new stronghold of the al-Qaeda organization in Asia after the discovery of Filipino involvement in a terrorist plot in the United States.
"The Philippines is considered the stronghold of forgotten organization," she said, adding that the influence of the organization was made public on the weekend after a doctor from the Philippines was accused of plotting attacks in New York .
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She added that "a fan attracts Muslims to jihad in the city of Marawi, which increases the fears of the organization to turn the Philippines into a regional stronghold."
Many of the citizens are angry at the insurgents and the lack of government aid, the report said.
She concluded by saying that the great fear of a humanitarian disaster in Marawi because of the lack of development would give the organization an opportunity to turn the southern Philippines into a regional stronghold.[/size]