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ISIS teenage fighters are 'shooting people dead for failing to quote the Koran' in besieged Philippines city as ... - Daily Mail

Teenage ISIS fighters are said to be shooting people dead for failing to quote the Koran in a besieged Philippines city. As 50,000 people fled the city of Marawi in the south of the country, some reported the terror they had left behind. Terrified ...and more »

Philippine Troops Fight to Retake City Overrun by ISIS Militants - The Atlantic

A Muslim militant group linked to ISIS attacked and took control of parts of Marawi city on Mindanao island in the southern Philippines last week. Philippine government troops have been evacuating civilians and fighting back, with soldiers on the ...and more »

PHOTOS: More Than 70000 Displaced by Clashes Between Philippine Troops and Suspected ISIS-Backed Group - Global Voices Online

The Philippine government's military offensives against a local group suspected of having ties with ISIS have displaced thousands of residents in Marawi City, located in the southern island of Mindanao. On May 23, militants belonging to the Maute group ...and more »

Catholic priest abducted in Philippines appeals to Duterte to stop military offensive in new video - The Tablet

Fr Chito says the terrorists are demanding the Philippine government stop its military offensive against them, or they will execute the prisoners. A priest abducted by Islamic militants has appealed to President Duterte for help in a video released ...and more »

Philippines struggles to battle growing threat of ISIS - The Jerusalem Post

Over the weekend, the Southeast Asian country's President Rodrigo Duterte issued a bold proposal to break the standoff. By REUTERS. May 29, 2017 11:49. 2 minute read. > Report: ISIS franchise in the Philippines carries out its first attack ...and more »

Inside Marawi: Death toll nears 100 as Philippines security forces battle Islamist militants - IRINnews.org

Two women in a white pick-up were sobbing as they inched forward in a crush of vehicles leaving the besieged southern Philippines city of Marawi. In the back lay the lifeless body of their father, caught in the crossfire between government soldiers and ...and more »

Philippine Forces Struggle to Retake City Held by Islamist Militants - New York Times

MARAWI, Philippines — Militants loyal to the Islamic State stubbornly resisted as government troops pushed on Monday to drive them out of Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines where hundreds of desperate residents remained trapped by the fighting.and more »

Explainer: how and why Islamic State-linked rebels took over part of a Philippine city - The Guardian

Rebels linked to the jihadis have hunkered down in Marawi, with close to 100 dead following six days of clashes. Oliver Holmes South-east Asia correspondent. Mon 29 May 2017 02.09 EDT Last modified on Mon 29 May 2017 10.18 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Catholic Priest Abducted in the Philippines Appeals to President in a Video - New York Times

MARAWI, Philippines — A Roman Catholic priest seized by militants loyal to the Islamic State has been shown in a video making an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to halt a weeklong military offensive that has devastated this southern Philippine city.and more »

Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines - The Guardian

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibility. Simon Tisdall. Sun 28 May 2017 20.39 EDT First published on Sun 28 May 2017 09.55 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »