Wednesday, 1st February 2023

Islamist militants defy Philippines air and ground attacks

The Philippines military says the week-long assault by Islamist rebels in the city of Marawi is fueled by stolen guns and freed prisoners.


6 Jun 2017
Philippine marine troops seize arms and ammunition from the Islamic state group in Marawi, as fighting between government forces and Islamist militants continue.
9 Jun 2017
Emmalyn Macababayao lost her one-year-old son after he suffered dehydration as they fled from conflict-torn Marawi in the southern Philippines.
10 Jun 2017
A mother mourns her 15-year-old son, killed by a stray bullet during afternoon prayers in Marawi, southern Philippines, where heavy fighting continues more than two weeks after hundreds of militants waving the black Islamic State (IS) group flag rampaged through the city, seizing parts of it.
21 Jun 2017
Philippines troops launch a fresh offensive in the southern city of Marawi against Islamist militants, aiming to wrap up the fighting before the end of Ramadan.
25 Oct 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday praised Filipino soldiers for defeating pro-Islamic State militants in a five-month battle in Marawi City, the southern Philippines and said there were no credible allegations of human rights violations.
3 Jun 2019
Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday (May 30) from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo's Ebola zone, the army said.
15 Jul 2019
A jihadist siege in the Philippines' Muslim-majority Marawi city displaced over 400,000 people in 2017. People are returning to their homes, but with a sense of insecurity. This is making them take drastic measures.
30 Oct 2021
It's been exactly four years since the Philippines government declared the end of a bloody siege in which over 1,000 people died. But the wounds are still raw for those whose loved ones disappeared amid the fighting.