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President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that Marawi City will rise from the ruins of a terrorist attack as he vowed to pour funds and aid to the city to help residents there start life anew. The President, who joined members of the Muslim community in celebrating Eid’l Fitr in Malacañang…

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The terrorist Maute group is racked with infighting, with some members of the Islamic State (IS)-linked group said to have been executed by their leaders for attempting to flee the battle zone in Marawi City, the military said on Monday. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task…

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An eight-hour ceasefire declared on Sunday in Marawi City allowed residents to observe the end of Ramadan and gave an opportunity for religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate the release of civilian hostages. The ceasefire that started at 6 a.m. on Sunday came to an abrupt end as…

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THE government is validating reports that 89 “suspected foreign terrorist fighters” are already in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement after the Philippine National Police received an intelligence report that dozens of foreign terror suspects were in different areas in Mindanao, including Marawi City…

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THE Australian government is set to send two surveillance aircraft to assist the Philippines in its fight against Islamic State (IS)-linked militants in Marawi City, a move welcomed by Malacañang and the Defense department on Friday. Two AP-3C Orion aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force will provide surveillance support…

AFTER MONTH-LONG OFFENSIVE, MILITARY WARNS

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AFTER a month of fighting in Marawi, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday admitted for the first time it would be hard to flush the remaining Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute terrorists out of the city. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., the AFP spokesman, described the armed conflict…

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HUNDREDS of armed men attacked government troops in a North Cotabato village on Wednesday in a hit-and-run assault that may have been intended to help Islamist militants who were engaged in a nearby urban war, authorities said. Five civilians used as human shields were missing, and soldiers were pursuing the…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned civil war could erupt in Mindanao if Christians started taking up arms against Islamist fighters, but said the government would prevent such armed confrontation from happening. In remarks during a visit to wounded soldiers at the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) found strong links between the Maute terrorists and insurgents in Mindanao, the AFP spokesman said on Monday. This was after President Rodrigo Duterte over the weekend revealed that the Maute may have acquired its huge stockpile of weapons from the Moro Islamic Liberation…

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THE Maute Group may have acquired its huge stockpile of weapons from other rebel groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), President Rodrigo Duterte said over the weekend as government troops continued their operations to drive out islamists in Marawi City.…

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