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Catholic Priest Abducted in the Philippines Appeals to President in a Video - New York Times

MARAWI, Philippines — A Roman Catholic priest seized by militants loyal to the Islamic State has been shown in a video making an appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to halt a weeklong military offensive that has devastated this southern Philippine city.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 »

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 »

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 »

Philippines Military Says Close to Defeating Islamist Rebels - The Wire

More than 100 people have been killed, most of them militants, according to the military, and most of the city's residents have fled. Philippines Military Says Close to Defeating Islamist Rebels. Philippine Marines advance their positions as more ...and more »

Christians Caught up in Philippines' Urban Battle With Islamists - The Wire

For the small Christian community of Marawi, however, life in the city had until recently been peaceful and prosperous. Christians Caught up in Philippines' Urban Battle With Islamists. Members of Philippine Marines walk next to an armoured fighting ...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 »

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 »

Catholic priest abducted in Philippines appeals to Duterte to stop military offensive in new video - The Tablet

Fr Chito says the terrorists are demanding the Philippine government stop its military offensive against them, or they will execute the prisoners. A priest abducted by Islamic militants has appealed to President Duterte for help in a video released ...and more »

In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS - New York Times

BANGKOK — An eruption of violence in the southern Philippines and suicide bombings in Indonesia this week highlight the growing threat posed by militant backers of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia. While the timing of the Jakarta bombings and the ...and more »