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Government troops clear Islamic State-linked terror group’s camp, killing 35

Thirty-six members of the Islamic State-affiliated Maute terror group were killed in a three-day clash with government forces in Lanao del Sur, the military announced today (Monday, April 24). The gun battle, which started on Friday, ended this morning after the government forces occupied the terror group’s main camp in Piagapo town, Army spokesman…





Duterte hopeful that Abu Sayyaf leader has been killed

The lack of any intelligence reports about Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon has raised hopes that he is dead. As we reported in January, Hapilon was seriously wounded during military airstrikes. It is believed he was scouting for a new stronghold for the so-called Islamic State (IS), which had previously named…


Ten Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed as Army closes net on group

A clash between the Army and Abu Sayyaf today (Friday, March 3) resulted in the death of 10 terrorists, including two grandsons of the group’s leader Radulan Sahiron. On the government side, 17 soldiers were injured in the clash, the second since the terror group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner…


New footage of Samal Island kidnap victims held hostage by Abu Sayyaf

Three foreigners kidnapped by terrorists in the Philippines nearly six months ago have appealed to their governments for help to secure their release, as their Islamic State-afiliated captors issued a one-month deadline for their demands to be met. The three foreign men, who Philippine authorities have identified as two Canadians and a…