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Tag Archives: Philippines

Bodies of beheaded civilians found – Military says civilian deaths due to rebel atrocities

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 28, (RTRS): The decapitated bodies of five civilians have been found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels, the military …

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IS funded siege: Philippines

Australia to send spy planes to help Manila fi ght militants MARAWI, Philippines, June 24, (Agencies): The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege …

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‘Fighters’ in Marawi trapped, says army – Joint fight against militants

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 22, (Agencies): Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military …

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Philippine troops pound Islamists – Death toll passes 300

MARAWI, Philippines, June 17, (AFP): Philippine troops pounded Islamist militants holding parts of southern Marawi city with air strikes and artillery Saturday as more soldiers …

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Militants enslaving, killing civilians in Philippines – Troops ‘struggle’

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 13, (RTRS): Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines entered its fourth week on Tuesday with military officials conceding that …

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China backs US-backed fight – Independence Day marked

MARAWI, Philippines, June 12, (Agencies): Filipinos marked the country’s Independence Day by raising the national flag Monday in a southern city where troops pressed assaults …

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Painful window on war – Duterte says didn’t seek US support

MARAWI, Philippines, June 11, (Agencies): From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is …

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US backs Filipino troops – 13 Philippine marines killed

MARAWI, Philippines, June 10, (AFP): United States special forces are providing support to the Philippine military battling to dislodge Islamist militants in a southern city, …

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Crush militants, says Duterte

MARAWI, Philippines, June 7, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the military to “crush” Islamist militants still occupying parts of a southern city, …

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Fighters pulling back – Video shows militants in siege plot

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 6, (Agencies): Philippines troops found bundles of banknotes and cheques worth about $1.6 million abandoned by Islamist militants holed up in …

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