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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 »

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 ...and more »

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 »

Lorenzana: Spiritual, moral recovery key in Marawi City restoration - Inquirer.net

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called for a kind of assessment that would go beyond the physical needs of affected residents in the war-torn Marawi City, as the government embarks on preparations to rehabilitate the conflict-stricken area in ...and more »

Marawi fighting seen to end Oct. 15 - Inquirer.net

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 »

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.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.and more »

AFP shows video of alleged looting by Maute members - Inquirer.net

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 »

Two more Marawi mosques remain in the hands of Maute —military - GMA News

Only two more mosques remain in the hands of the ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City, but government troops are confident they will be able to retake them in a week or two, GMA News' Jun Veneracion reported on 24 Oras on Friday. The report said ...and more »

Mass celebrated again in Marawi cathedral, first since war broke out - Manila Bulletin

By Francis Wakefield. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Sunday said a mass was held at the St. Mary's Cathedral in Marawi City which was formerly occupied by Daesh-inspired Maute Group terrorists. The cathedral, it was recalled, was retaken by ...and more »