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Duterte: Martial law in Mindanao stays until last terrorist taken out - GMA News

Martial law in Mindanao would not be lifted until the government has neutralized all the terrorists in the region, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday. "When the time came, I declared martial law. Everybody is asking when will it stop? It will ...and more »

ASEAN's Post-Marawi Islamic State Challenge - The Diplomat

Even as the battle for Marawi winds down, the wider war against the terror group and its affiliates continues. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. October 19, 2017. On Monday, the Philippine military confirmed that it had killed two top ...and more »

Marawi: City destroyed in Philippines' longest urban war - Inquirer.net

This photo taken on October 17, 2017 shows a damaged mosque minaret (L) and buildings in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE. At first glance, the endless rows of devastated buildings could be the aftermath of a great ...and more »

Dr Mahmud's death a blow to IS - The Star Online

MANILA: Islamic State (IS) militants' hopes of establishing a base in South-East Asia have been dashed with the death of Malaysian lecturer-turned-militant Dr Mahmud Ahmad, the last of its key leaders in the region. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ...and more »

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Declares Marawi 'Liberated' From ISIS Terrorists - TIME

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city. “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist ...and more »

Malaysia's 'most wanted' killed in Marawi: Officials - Arab News

Black smoke billows from destroyed buildings after an artillery fire from government troops at the remaining militant postion near the lake in Marawi. (AFP). MANILA/JAKARTA: Malaysia's most wanted, Mahmud Ahmad, was among 20 militants killed Wednesday ...and more »

China Gives New Equipment to Philippines for Marawi Recovery - The Diplomat

Aid is yet another sign of Beijing's growing ties with Manila in the Duterte era. By Prashanth Parameswaran for The Diplomat. October 18, 2017. Last week, China delivered some heavy equipment to the Philippines as the Southeast Asian state undertakes a ...and more »

After Hapilon's death and the 'liberation' of Marawi - The Interpreter

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the 'liberation of Marawi', and the Philippines military says Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf militant seen as Islamic State group's leader in southeast Asia, and Omar Maute, another senior militant ...and more »

Philippines arrests militant widow for trying to recruit Daesh fighters - Arab News

Karen Aizha Hamidon is presented during a press conference at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on October 18. Authorities have arrested Hamidon who allegedly used the Internet and social media to recruit Daesh followers around the world ...and more »

Islamic State's 'emir' in Asia possibly killed in Marawi battle, Philippine military says - South China Morning Post

The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become Islamic State's point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen Islamic State ...and more »