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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 President Jokes With Soldiers About Raping Women - Newsmax

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte joked with government soldiers on Friday that they would not be punished for abusing their power under military law, even if they raped women, the Guardian reports. "If you go down, I go down. But for this martial ...and more »

ISIS ambushes the Philippine Army south of Marawi amid heavy clashes in the city - AMN Al-Masdar News

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – With fierce clashes ongoing in the contested Philippine city of Marawi, ISIS militants destroyed a handful of armored vehicles in its southern countryside on Thursday and also burned down an army barracks in the area ...and more »

Duterte cancels Japan trip as Mindanao siege continues - Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Military operations on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao targeting militants aligned with the Islamic State group have approached their second week amid rising numbers of casualties. The country's armed forces said nearly a hundred ...and more »

Duterte to cancel Japan visit - Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cancel a planned visit to Japan in early June to address the security situation in Mindanao, a person involved in the matter said Monday. Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao following clashes ...and more »

Duterte's peace hopes challenged in Mindanao - Nikkei Asian Review

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao on May 22. This came after a group of heavily armed men bearing the black flags of Islamic State stormed the mainly Muslim city of Marawi in the north of the ...and more »

Militants attacking Marawi in Philippines say they want to be part of Islamic State - NEWS.com.au

MILITANTS besieging the Philippine city of Marawi say they want to create a new branch of Islamic State as bloody fighting continues street-to-street. AP, AFP. News Corp Australia NetworkMay 30, 20179:52pm. Video; Image. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00 ...and more »

In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS - New York Times

BANGKOK — An eruption of violence in the southern Philippines and suicide bombings in Indonesia this week highlight the growing threat posed by militant backers of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia. While the timing of the Jakarta bombings and the ...and more »

Why There's No End In Sight To Violence By Multiple Terrorist Groups In The Philippines - Forbes

This photo taken on August 23, 2016 shows Philippine soldiers guarding members of the Maute extremist group aboard a military vehicle in Marawi City in the southern island of Mindanao, a day after they were arrested at a military checkpoint and who ...and more »

ISIS-Linked Militants in Philippines Plotted to Set Marawi Ablaze - NBCNews.com

MARAWI, Philippines — ISIS-aligned militants plotted to burn a city of 200,000 people to the ground after occupying it, according to an official in the Philippines. The country's military said Monday that it was close to retaking the southern city of ...and more »