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Tag Archives: Philippines

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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‘Attacker gambling addict, not terrorist’

MANILA: An armed man who killed 37 people when he set fire to a casino in the Philippine capital was a father-of-three from Manila motivated …

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No Kuwaitis hurt in Manila attack – ‘Smoke’ kills 36 in casino

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3, (Agencies): Kuwait’s Embassy in the Philippines announced that all Kuwaiti nationals were safe after the attack on a casino and hotel …

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Airstrikes kill 11 troops – Purely ISIS: Duterte

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 1, (Agencies): Philippine airstrikes aimed at Islamist militants who are holding hostages as human shields killed 11 soldiers, authorities said Thursday, …

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89 militants killed in urban battle

MARAWI, Philippines, May 31, (Agencies): Philippine troops have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of urban battles but a final showdown is …

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Philippine forces pound militants – ‘Surrender or die’

MARAWI, Philippines, May 30, (Agencies): Philippine authorities on Tuesday warned Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern city to surrender or die, as attack helicopters …

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Philippine forces make gains against militants – 605 kg of meth seized

MARAWI, Philippines, May 29, (Agencies): Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege …

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Philippines steps up bombing – Duterte under fire over sickening rape joke

MARAWI, Philippines, May 27, (AFP): Philippine security forces on Saturday intensified a bombing campaign on homes and other buildings in a southern city where they …

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