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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Duterte following in the footsteps of Ferdinand Marcos - The Japan Times

HONG KONG – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao is yet another indication that he seeks to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos — in whose Cabinet Duterte's father served.and more »

Amid fighting in Marawi, video from captured priest says hostages being held by militants - Christian Science Monitor

May 30, 2017 Marawi, Philippines—A Catholic priest who was taken hostage by militants linked to the Islamic State group says he's being held alongside 200 other captives, including children, in what appeared to be a battle-scarred part of a southern ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »