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Explainer: how and why Islamic State-linked rebels took over part of a Philippine city - The Guardian

Troops aboard a vehicle as more soldiers reinforce to fight the Maute group in Marawi in southern Philippines. Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters. What is happening? Rebels linked to Islamic State have taken control of several neighbourhoods in the ...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 »

ISIS-Linked Militants in Philippines Plotted to Set Marawi Ablaze -

MARAWI, Philippines — ISIS-aligned militants plotted to burn a city of 200,000 people to the ground after occupying it, according to an official in the Philippines. The country's military said Monday that it was close to retaking the southern city of ...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 »

Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city - The Guardian

A view of the Maute group stronghold with an Islamic State flag in Marawi City in southern Philippines. Photograph: Erik de Castro/Reuters. Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew and increased their presence in a second ...and more »

Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines - The Guardian

Philippine marines advancing on a militant base in the city of Marawi in the Philippines. Martial law has been declared in the area. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images. Fears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in ...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 »

Bodies of Civilians Dumped Near Marawi, Philippines After ISIS Clashes -

MARAWI CITY, Philippines - Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippines city Sunday as a six-day occupation by ISIS-linked rebels took a more sinister turn. The eight dead men, most of them shot ...and more »

Marawi: Isis rampage in Philippines continues with 19 civilians killed - The Guardian

A woman calls out to her relatives after identifying bodies dumped off a cliff along the highway leading to Marawi on Sunday. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images. Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a ...and more »

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

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 »