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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 »

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 »

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' Duterte under fire for second rape joke - BBC News

The president of the Philippines has come under fire for joking about rape in a speech to soldiers. While speaking at a military camp after imposing martial law across the south of the country, he said they were allowed to rape up to three women. This ...and more »

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

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 »

Philippines launches air strikes in bid to retake ISIS-occupied city - CNN

(CNN) The Philippines military has unleashed a series of air strikes in a push to regain full control of a largely Muslim city that was overrun last week by ISIS-affiliated fighters. More than a hundred residents of Marawi, on the southern island of ...and more »

Marawi: Isis rampage in Philippines continues with 19 civilians killed - The Guardian

Official death toll from week of fighting rises to at least 85 as militants clash with security forces in Muslim-majority city. Agence France-Presse. Sun 28 May 2017 01.20 EDT Last modified on Sun 28 May 2017 01.26 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...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 »