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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 »

ISIS-Linked Militants in Philippines Plotted to Set Marawi Ablaze - NBCNews.com

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. MARAWI, Philippines — ISIS-aligned militants plotted to burn a city of 200,000 people to the ground after occupying it, according to ...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 »

Duterte jokes that his soldiers can rape women under martial law in the Philippines - Washington Post

Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, and gave a speech to inspire them: “You can arrest any person, search any house,” Duterte told the ...and more »

Why Duterte Declared Martial Law in Southern Philippines Over ISIS-Linked Group - NBCNews.com

A lakeside city in the southern Philippines has been rocked by violence after ISIS-linked militants took hostages from a Catholic church and defiantly raised black flags synonymous with the terror group. The clash in Muslim-majority Marawi, where ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »