Is the war against ISIS in South East Asia finished?

The last militants in the city of Marawi, Philippines, were declared “finished” on Monday, ending a five months of urban combat left 920 fighters dead and cost the lives of 165 government soldiers and at least 45 civilians, Al Jazeera reports.

The government had teamed up with its former enemies from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in its attempts to snuff out the fighters.

Fighting ended when troops finally overcame pro-ISIL fighters, including foreigners, who were holed up in several buildings in the heart of the city.

Regional defense ministers and other security officials and professionals said that lost territory in Iraq and Syria for ISIS might spur trained foreign fighters from the Middle East to make their way to the southern Philippines in an attempt to regroup.