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Australian jihadist urges terror attacks against the Philippines

  An Australian jihadist in Syria has issued a propaganda video urging attacks on the Philippines. Mounir Raad, now known as Abu Adam al-Australia, also urges Islamic State supporters to use petrol, nail guns and trucks to target civilians in Australia. The former Melbourne resident is seem among the rubble…



No more than 40 terrorists remain in Marawi, says defence chief

No more than 40 Islamic State-linked fighters are holding out in Marawi City, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday (Monday, July 31). “I think there are 30 to 40 left — but these are the good fighters. In fact, we are still sustaining casualties. Our latest, three days ago, was…



Marawi terrorists use social media to win over young Filipinos

A report on the growing Islamic State (IS) menace in Mindanao has shone a light on how militants use social media to recruit young Muslims to their cause. As we reported yesterday, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) released a report entitled Marawi, the ‘East Asia Wilayah’…


Experts warn Marawi crisis will inspire further terror attacks

A leading think-tank has warned that the ongoing fighting in Marawi may act as a catalyst for increased terrorist activity in the Philippines. A report by Jakarta-based Institute of Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) has warned that the ability of Islamic State-affiliated militants to hold the Philippine armed forces at…