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Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

The Philippine army shifted its operations on Basilan island after ending the five-month combat operations in Marawi last month after killing the militants' top leaders, including Isnilon Hapilon,

Indonesian militant arrested in Marawi

Indonesian militant arrested in Marawi

An Indonesian militant who joined gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group in a five-month battle for a southern Philippine city was arrested there on Wednesday, police said.

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine military kills escaping militant in Marawi

Philippine troops on Tuesday killed a pro-Islamic State gunman in the southern city of Marawi, a military official said, eight days after the government declared the end of hostilities.

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte says Marawi liberated but battle continues

Duterte led rain-soaked soldiers in celebrations in Marawi, a day after the military announced the death of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon, in a gunbattle in the city

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

Battle for Philippine city to end soon, 1,000 dead: army

The army previously set a target of Sunday to end the fighting in Marawi, which it said has killed more than 1,000 people.

Marawi standoff underlines crisis in the Philippines

Marawi standoff underlines crisis in the Philippines

Two months after Islamist militants launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President Rodrigo Duterte says he is prepared to wait for a year for it to end.

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Philippine clash

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Philippine clash

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed in a firefight with government troops in the southern Philippines during a rescue operation for four construction workers abducted last week, the military said on Friday.

Philippine air strike on rebels kills 2 soldiers, injures several

Philippine air strike on rebels kills 2 soldiers, injures several

A Philippine government air strike aimed at Islamist rebels mistakenly killed two soldiers on Wednesday, the military said, the second such deadly accident in a bloody campaign to oust the militants from a southern city.

Fighting in Philippine city displaces nearly 400,000

Fighting in Philippine city displaces nearly 400,000

Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have forced nearly 400,000 people in the wider area to flee their homes, officials said Saturday, while warning of disease outbreaks and psychological trauma ...

Marawi: Civilian death toll could rise 'significantly'

Marawi: Civilian death toll could rise 'significantly'

The Philippine military said on Wednesday it was likely that large numbers of civilians had been killed during the five-week occupation of a southern town by Islamist rebels, due to "atrocities" by the militants allied with Islamic State.

Abducted priest seen alive as militants hold out in Philippines

Abducted priest seen alive as militants hold out in Philippines

A Roman Catholic priest abducted by Islamist militants who seized parts of a southern Philippine city has been seen alive, the military said Monday, as troops pressed on with their offensive.

Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan.