Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has set off yet another controversy by ordering his troops to bomb extremist kidnappers even though there are hostages among them. Going further, he blamed the hostages for being kidnapped by the militants.
Duterte said the deaths of civilians and captives should be considered "collateral damage" when the army bombs the positions of the extremists. He said: "If there are kidnappers and they're trying to escape, bomb them all." And then went on: "They say 'hostages.' Sorry, collateral damage."
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