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Strange bedfellows in Philippine-Islamic State fight - Asia Times

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a decades-old rebel group recently subdued by a Philippine government peace agreement, is back on the war path – only this time against fellow Muslim militants rather than its traditional state armed forces ...and more »

Marawi fighting seen to end Oct. 15 -

MARAWI CITY — Two more soldiers were killed in a fierce government push into areas being held by Islamic State-inspired fighters as the military on Saturday gave itself at least 15 more days to end the conflict here. Col. Romeo Brawner, the deputy ...and more »

Sound of war blends with Marawi Mass hymns -

An Army chaplain is shown in this video grab blessing soldiers who heard Mass at the first religious service in St. Mary's Cathedral since war started in Marawi City on May 23. —PHOTO COURTESY OF JOINT TASK FORCE RANAO. MARAWI CITY — In a gathering ...and more »

IS Suffers a Setback in Marawi - benarnews

Soldiers guard a lakeside mosque near Marawi after several gunmen aboard a boat were spotted near the area, Sept. 28, 2017. Richel V. Umel/BenarNews. With timely international military and intelligence assistance, Philippine security forces have ...and more »

Marawi war ends this September, Duterte says - The Manila Times

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said the conflict in Marawi would finally be over by September's end, four months after Islamic State-linked Maute terrorists laid siege to the city. In Eastern Samar on Thursday, Duterte again admitted that the government ...and more »

Bodies, firearms retrieved from former Maute stronghold - Rappler

(UPDATED) The military is checking if Omar Maute, one of the key leaders behind the attack on Marawi, is among those killed in Bato Mosque. Carmela Fonbuena · @carmelafonbuena. Published 9:46 AM, September 29, 2017. Updated 4:32 PM, September 29, 2017 ...and more »

Philippine Army drone footage shows Daesh plundering Marawi - Arab News

MANILA: The Philippine military has released aerial footage showing Daesh-backed Maute militants looting houses and other establishments in Marawi, confirming an earlier Arab News story about looting in the strife-torn city. In the undated video ...and more »

Hostages, IEDs slow down push to end war in Marawi - Rappler

(UPDATED) Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez says they will not rush the troops to avoid unnecessary deaths of hostages and soldiers. Carmela Fonbuena · @carmelafonbuena. Published 9:14 AM, October 01, 2017. Updated 4:49 ...and more »

Coins, nails used as shrapnel for Maute bombs in Marawi - Rappler

Crisis spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong hits the Maute Group for using the Bato Mosque to manufacture IEDs. Carmela Fonbuena · @carmelafonbuena. Published 6:32 PM, September 29, 2017. Updated 6:32 PM, September 29, 2017. COIN BOMB. The military shows an ...and more »

AFP shows video of alleged looting by Maute members -

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday presented an aerial footage of alleged acts of pillaging or looting being committed by Maute group members in the main battle area in Marawi City. “We can see items, boxes, sacks being taken from a ...and more »