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Duterte Woos Russia - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Richard Javad Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of Asia's New Battlefield: U.S., China, and the Struggle for the Western Pacific. His forthcoming book is Duterte's Rise. Shortly after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte embarked on a ...and more »

Approximately 1200 ISIS Members Are In The Philippines, 'Killing Machines' Said Indonesian Defense Secretary - The Inquisitr

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Sunday at an international security forum held in Singapore that there are about 1,200 ISIS members present in the city of Marawi, Philippines. “I was advised last night, 1,200 ISIS in the ...and more »

First official ISIS video emerges from Marawi, shows heavy clashes with Philippine Army - AMN Al-Masdar News

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 A.M.) – Al-Masdar News has obtained the first official Islamic State video from Marawi, an embattled city in the southern Philippines which witnessed a large-scale ISIS uprising last week, prompting Philippine president Rodrigo ...and more »

Islamist militants' seizure of Philippine city is a wake-up call for Southeast Asia - Business Insider

Thomson Reuters MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards.and more »

Philippines: Why ISIS-Linked Rebels in Marawi Are Proving Hard for the Army to Defeat - Newsweek

Since May 23, a small group of Islamist militants linked to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have held the city of Marawi, in the south of the Philippines. The Maute Group is small, yet has managed to fend off the army in street battles, as well ...and more »

Hundreds of Christian Hostages Taken By ISIS Militants In The Philippines - Gospel Herald

ISIS-linked militants in the city of Marawi in the Philippines have taken hostage hundreds of people, and most of these hostages are Christians. It has been close to a week now in the southern Philippines as the Muslim militants maintain their ground ...and more »

Islamic State releases video from the fighting in Marawi - Long War Journal

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has released a short video, just over a minute and a half long, from Marawi. The so-called caliphate has previously disseminated photos from the southern Philippine city, but today's video is the first posted by Amaq.and more »

Indonesia Says 1200 ISIS Operatives In Philippines - NDTV

Singapore: There are about 1,200 ISIS operatives in the Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia, the Indonesian defence minister told an international security forum Sunday. Speaking in Singapore amid a bloody standoff between ...and more »

The battle for Marawi: Confusion and contradictions - Aljazeera.com

On May 24, the day after armed fighters laid siege to the city of Marawi in southern Philippines, a military spokesman denied the presence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the country. "Categorically we are ...and more »

Philippines: Foreign Fighters Among 500 Militants in Marawi Siege - Daily Beast

Five hundred militants were involved in the siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi, and the extremists had a “big plan” to occupy the area, the country's defense chief said Thursday. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's comments came as the ...and more »