'Battle against IS is in final stages' - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

MANILA, Aug 30, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday a three-month battle against Islamic State group supporters occupying parts of a southern city was in its “final stages”. Duterte gave his assessment shortly after government ...

Duterte Gives Go-Ahead for Mosque Bombing - NewsBeat Social

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has given the military permission to bomb mosques where Marawi militants are holed up. Duterte had earlier ordered the military to wait it out and not target the mosques due to ...

Gov't security ring vs Maute; Australia offers help vs IS - Manila Bulletin

The government has tightened its security ring around the besieged city of Marawi and the remaining Maute rebel forces there. Time for return to normal life and reconstruction. ***. The Australian government has offered to help the Philippines train ...

After 100 days, Philippine army says 'last stand' near for Marawi fighters - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva. More. By Neil Jerome Morales. MANILA (Reuters) - One hundred days after militants loyal to Islamic State took over parts of a southern ...

Islamic State (ISIS) Militant Group to Soon have a Strong Hold in Southeast Asia : Report - http://www.newsgram.com/

An Islamic group member covers his face with Hizbut Tahrir flag during a protest against the decree allowing the government to disband organizations deemed to run counter to the secular state, in Jakarta, Indonesia. VOA. A number of IS affiliates from ...

Duterte may bomb mosques in Marawi - Anadolu Agency

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday gave his military the freedom to end the long-drawn battle in Marawi City which can include bombing mosques. The siege in Marawi, which erupted May 23, following the attack by pro-Daesh Maute and Abu Sayyaf ...