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August 1, 2018 2:15 AM Philippines Car Bombing Linked to Pro-Islamic State Group

At least 10 people killed in attack at a checkpoint on the southern island of Basilan At least 10 people were killed in a powerful car bombing in the southern Philippines that officials linked to a pro-Islamic State group that tried to carve out a slice of territory in the south of the country last year. Military officials said the attack early Tuesday 52

July 5, 2018 2:52 AM Philippine troops retake town after 12-hour standoff with Islamists

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers backed by armoured vehicles have retaken a southern town held for 12 hours by pro-Islamic State militants, the army said on Wednesday, with four rebels killed in urban clashes reminiscent of a five-month siege last year. The clashes followed warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte that remnants of pro-Islamic State 147

June 18, 2018 4:53 AM Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday. Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Marawi, said security forces conducted air and ground assaults in the province of Lanao del Sur on Sunday in a bid to flush 60

January 23, 2018 9:57 AM Exclusive: Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks. The military said Humam Abdul Najib escaped from Marawi City, which the militants 104

November 6, 2017 8:09 AM Philippines arrests Indonesian wife of slain Marawi militant

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police say Philippine security forces have arrested the Indonesian wife of an Islamic militant who helped plan and lead the assault on the southern Philippine city of Marawi. National police spokesman Wasisto, who uses one name, said Minhati Madrais was captured with her six children in Iligan city north of Marawi on Sunday 55

October 19, 2017 3:29 AM Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

MARAWI, Philippines – The Philippine military says a top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked fighters killed overnight in clashes in the southern city of Marawi. Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said Thursday that officials were awaiting the recovery of the body to get full confirmation. Padilla said six soldiers were slightly 57

October 18, 2017 7:52 PM Inside Islamic State’s Other Grisly War, a World Away From Syria

Islamists in the Philippines pledged allegiance to ISIS, devastated a city and built a model for jihadists after the fall of Raqqa MARAWI, Philippines—On the third day of his captivity, during one of the most violent jihadist rebellions outside the Middle East and Africa, Ronnel Samiahan watched Islamist militants make an example of a fellow hostage 85

October 17, 2017 11:17 AM Duterte, Philippine Military Divide on State of Battle for Marawi

President declares city liberated; military says deaths of two militant leaders don’t signal ‘the end of the hostilities’ MANILA—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi freed of Islamic State-linked militants, apparently contradicting his own commanders. The president, in large sunglasses and a camouflaged hat, spoke 45

October 16, 2017 2:10 AM Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute killed – Defense Chief

Marawi City (CNN Philippines, October 16) — Government forces killed two terrorist leaders in Marawi City, Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. He said the military killed Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute of the Maute group. President Rodrigo Duterte offered a ₱10-million bounty for Hapilon. This is on top of the $5-million reward 62

August 6, 2017 6:32 PM China urges North Korea to be ‘smart’ and drop its missile tests

MANILA — China delivered frank advice to North Korea, its outcast neighbor, on Sunday, telling Pyongyang to make a “smart decision” and stop conducting missile launches and nuclear tests. The statement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi came on the heels of a U.N. Security Council decision to impose additional sanctions on North Korea and its exports 53