Duterte moots nationwide martial law amid violence in Philippines' south - Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he may declare martial law throughout the Philippines if terrorism spills beyond Mindanao, in the country's conflict-torn south. The Philippines' firebrand leader also signaled he will defy Congress and ...

IS-inspired militancy in Mindanao far from over — Jasminder Singh and Muhammad Haziq Jani - Malay Mail Online

JUNE 1 — As the crisis in Marawi enters its second week, the Philippines' security forces have regained control of most of the city. But while the battle may soon be over, the war is not. On May 23, terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (IS ...

Video Surfaces of Priest Taken Hostage by Muslims in Philippines - Church Militant

Fr. Chito Suganob is seen asking President Duterte to cease the military offensive in Marawi. MARAWI, Philippines (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Catholic priest kidnapped by an ISIS-linked group along with 240 other hostages has appeared in a video ...

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

The 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 ...

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

MARAWI, 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.

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

The 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 ...

Poisonous fruit of Saudi Arabian trees expand ISIS to Southeast Asia - Ahlul 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 ...

In pictures: ISIS forces Christians to convert in Marawi as Philippine Army seizes jihadist guns - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – Disturbing photos emerged on Wednesday showing alleged forced conversions of Christian residents in the predominately Sunni city of Marawi in the southern Philippines, much like earlier ISIS procedures in Iraq. Although ...

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

Soldiers 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 ...

89 gunmen killed in urban battle: military - Gulf Times

Rescuers help children onto a truck after they were rescued from their homes in a village on the outskirts of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao yesterday. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Marawi. Philippine troops have killed 89 militants during more than ...

Marawi sultan offers to act as mediator - Sun.Star

ILIGAN 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 ...

100 Civilians Killed in Marawi Clashes, Say Official Philippine Estimates - Latin American Herald Tribune

MARAWI CITY, Philippines - Up to 100 civilians have been killed in the last week in clashes between the Philippine Army and militants affiliated with terror organization Islamic State (IS) in the southern city of Marawi, according to official estimates ...

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

Philippine 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 ...

Marawi issue a cause for worry - The Straits Times

For 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 ...

Marawi school opening moved back 2 weeks - Inquirer.net

An 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 ...

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

MARAWI 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 ...

Maute group planned Marawi attack before army moved in - TODAYonline

Some 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.

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

The 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 ...

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune

The 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 ...

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants - The Spokesman-Review

Displaced residents of Marawi city rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i township, Lanao del Norte province in southern Philippines Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Tens of thousands of residents are now housed in different evacuation centers as government ...