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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 »

Philippine military chief says at least 4 foreign extremists killed - WCVB Boston

The Philippine military chief says three Malaysians, an Indonesian and possibly Arab extremists have been killed in a southern city that Islamic militants planned to burn entirely in an audacious plot to project the lethal influence of the Islamic ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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

Troops aboard a vehicle as more soldiers reinforce to fight the Maute group in Marawi in southern Philippines. Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters. Philippines. Explainer: how and why Islamic State-linked rebels took over part of a Philippine city ...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 »

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 »