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Philippine Priest Kidnapped by Islamic State Begs Duterte to Withdraw Troops in Hostage Video - Breitbart News;

Philippine Priest Kidnapped by Islamic State Begs Duterte to Withdraw Troops in Hostage Video - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsPhilippine Priest Kidnapped by Islamic State Begs Duterte to Withdraw Troops in Hostage VideoBreitbart NewsThe Islamic State has released a hostage video from the southern Philippines in which kidnapped Catholic priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob pleads with President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw troops from the area, suggesting the lives of some 200 ...and more »

89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: military - Daily Times;

89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: military - Daily Times

Daily Times89 gunmen killed in Philippine urban battle: militaryDaily TimesMARAWI: Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is expected to be fierce as the gunmen protect their leaders and hold hostages, authorities said Wednesday. Attack helicopters ...and more »

Civilians able to flee Marawi find safety, recount horrors as siege continues - The Japan Times;

Civilians able to flee Marawi find safety, recount horrors as siege continues - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesCivilians able to flee Marawi find safety, recount horrors as siege continuesThe Japan TimesMARAWI, PHILIPPINES – There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families.and more »

Pro-Duterte Muslim Separatists Take Arms Against Islamic State in Philippines - Breitbart News;

Pro-Duterte Muslim Separatists Take Arms Against Islamic State in Philippines - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsPro-Duterte Muslim Separatists Take Arms Against Islamic State in PhilippinesBreitbart NewsThe increasingly serious Islamic State insurrection in the southern Philippine city of Marawi is creating some strange alliances. Over the weekend, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked several Muslim separatist and Communist groups to fight ...and more »

Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabian trees expand ISIS to Southeast Asia - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release);

Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabian trees expand ISIS to Southeast Asia - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)

Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabian trees expand ISIS to Southeast AsiaAhlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News (press release)June 1, 2017 - 3:08 AM News Code : 833405 Source : Alwaght Link: (AhlulBayt News Agency) - Days after eruption of the deadly clashes between the militants affiliated with ISIS terrorist group and the Philippines' security forces in the city of Marawi ...and more »

'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticism - RT;

'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticism - RT

RT'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticismRTPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, for her criticism of comments the Filipino leader made about rape. In an expletive-filled attack, Duterte asked if Clinton was ...and more »

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for IS in Philippines - Gulf Times;

Ominous signs of an Asian hub for IS in Philippines - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesOminous signs of an Asian hub for IS in PhilippinesGulf TimesSoldiers walk past Islamic State (IS) group graffiti in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Marawi City. Dozens of foreign militants have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathisers against security ...and more »

Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton - Gulf Times;

Duterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical Clinton - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesDuterte uses Lewinsky affair to hit back at critical ClintonGulf TimesPresident Rodrigo Duterte inspects honour guards as he attends the 119th Anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Davao on the southern island of Mindanao yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Manila. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday ...and more »

Marawi sultan offers to act as mediator - Sun.Star

Marawi sultan offers to act as mediatorSun.StarILIGAN CITY -- A Maranao traditional leader is offering to mediate between Maute Group and government forces to spare civilians still trapped inside the Marawi City and pave way for the possible release of hostages. Hamidullah Atar, sultan of Marawi ...and more »

Rebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in Marawi - The Straits Times;

Rebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in Marawi - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesRebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in MarawiThe Straits TimesPhilippine troops escorting rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi City in Mindanao yesterday. Soldiers have killed 89 militants during more than a week of urban battles.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Soldiers helping children down ...and more »

Marawi issue a cause for worry - The Straits Times

Marawi issue a cause for worryThe Straits TimesFor more than a week now, some 100 Muslim militants have managed to hold off government forces many times their size in Marawi City, in the southern Philippines. They seized large parts of the city, regarded as the heartland of the Islamic faith in the ...and more »

Marawi school opening moved back 2 weeks - Inquirer.net;

Marawi school opening moved back 2 weeks - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netMarawi school opening moved back 2 weeksInquirer.netAn evacuated child is carried by a Philippine soldier in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 31, 2017, as fighting between government forces and Muslim militants rages on the ninth day.Philippine security forces have killed 89 Islamist ...and more »

'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi' - ABS-CBN News;

'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi' - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi'ABS-CBN NewsMARAWI CITY - Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathizers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra ...and more »

Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city - The Financial Express;

Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city - The Financial Express

The Financial ExpressPhilippines army battles IS-linked group in southern cityThe Financial ExpressThe latest deaths raise the overall death toll to more than 40 from the urban fighting, which has sparked an exodus of Marawi residents and prompted President Duterte to declare martial rule in the south. De Guia added that the country has legislation ...and more »

'9 suspects are killed daily in war on drugs' - Gulf Today

'9 suspects are killed daily in war on drugs'Gulf TodayMANILA: A senior official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed that an average of nine suspects are killed every day in the government ongoing bloody war on illegal drugs. On the other hand, Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, the PNP ...and more »

Maute group planned Marawi attack before army moved in - TODAYonline

Maute group planned Marawi attack before army moved inTODAYonlineSome of the items recovered by the armed forces in Marawi City include high-powered firearms such as a 50-calibre machine gun, ammunitions, black IS-style flags, and materials that can be used to construct improvised explosive devices. Photo: AP.and more »

IS-inspired militancy in Mindanao is far from over - TODAYonline

IS-inspired militancy in Mindanao is far from overTODAYonlineGovernment troops heading to the frontline as fighting between security forces and the militants laying siege to Marawi enters its second week. About 60,000 people were displaced and 100 people have lost their lives in the latest conflict. Photo: AP ...and more »

Christians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against Jihadis - Christian Post;

Christians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against Jihadis - Christian Post

Christian PostChristians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against JihadisChristian PostThe ongoing clashes between the army and Islamic rebels in the southern Philippines have raised concerns whether the dreaded Islamic State (ISIS) has found its way to the Southeast Asian nation and if the island of Mindanao will become a regional ...and more »

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune;

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune

Financial TribunePhilippine Military Urges Militants to SurrenderFinancial TribuneThe Philippine military is urging militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in, as the brutal conflict that has left over 100 people dead enters its eighth day. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi City from the Maute group ...and more »

Philippine army vows to save civilians trapped by ISIL-linked fighters in Marawi - Aljazeera.com;

Philippine army vows to save civilians trapped by ISIL-linked fighters in Marawi - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comPhilippine army vows to save civilians trapped by ISIL-linked fighters in MarawiAljazeera.comThe battle to re-take the southern Philippine city of Marawi from ISIL-linked fighters has dragged into a ninth day. So far at least 19 civilians have been killed, along with 21 members of the security forces and 89 Maute fighters. At least 2,000 ...and more »