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Powerful bomb in van kills at least 10 in south Philippines

11 Killed in Islamic State Bombing in Philippines

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a van explosion early Tuesday morning at a military checkpoint in the Southern Philippines that killed 11 people, an army spokesperson confirmed.

In this photo released by the 4th Civil Relations Group, Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine military chief Gen. Eduardo Ano holds pictures of dead militant leaders during a press conference at a military camp in Marawi, southern Philippines on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The last two …

Philippines Confirms Islamic State Affiliate Chiefs Dead in Marawi

Officials in the Philippines have confirmed the deaths of the leaders of the nation’s two Islamic State affiliates, Isnilon Hapilon of Abu Sayyaf and Omar Maute of the Maute group, in the besieged would-be “caliphate” capital of Marawi.


Philippines: Military Demands Tougher Immigration Processing to Keep Terrorists Out

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), currently embroiled in an operation to eradicate the Islamic State from the southern city of Marawi, have called for legislators to toughen the nation’s immigration laws so as to prevent foreign jihadists from entering the country and supporting local terrorist groups.


Reports: Islamic State’s ‘Scariest’ Decapitator Stabbed to Death

One of the Islamic State’s most prominent decapitators, allegedly responsible for beheading more than 100 people, has been stabbed to death in the outskirts of northern Iraq’s city of Mosul, reports Iraqi News, citing the Arabic-language al-Sumaria News.

This photo taken on July 29, 2016 shows Muslim rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) aboard a vehicle gathering at a village as they await orders from their leader Nur Misuari in an effort to help rescue remaining hostages of the extremist Abu Sayyaf group in Kalingalang Caluang …

Philippines Confirms Communication Between Islamic State in Syria and Local Affiliate

Senior Philippines defense officials have confirmed that Islamic State loyalists in the Asian island nation have established contact with terror group leaders in the Middle East. President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a plea to Islamic groups in the nation to reject the Islamic State and help police contain its supporters.

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Duterte Vows to ‘Forget About Human Rights’ If Islamic State Attacks Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has once again threatened to eschew international human rights norms in the context of battling the Islamic State, warning that the impending liberation of ISIS hotbeds like Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria may result in a stream of jihadists making a new home in his nation.

A Philippine soldier picks up the headband of a militant, adorned with the logo used by the Islamic State group, as they end their operation in Butig Town, Lanao Del Sur on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on March 1, 2016. At least six people have been killed and …

Islamic State Philippines Wing Made over $7 Million in First Half of 2016

While the struggle to eradicate the Islamic State terrorist group focuses largely on Syria and Iraq, its affiliates outside of the Middle East have been gaining strength, largely through the generation of revenue. The Philippines affiliate, Abu Sayyaf, reportedly generated over $7 million in ransoms in the first six months of 2016.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wears a pilot's jacket which was presented to him during his "Talk with the Airmen" on the anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Philippine Air Force headquarters in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. On Monday, President Duterte, …

Philippines’ Duterte: No Patrols Challenging China in South China Sea

A day after requesting U.S. troops leave the south of the country, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hinted at interest in buying weapons from rivals China and Russia and rejected the idea of joint naval patrols in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

PHILIPPINES, DAVAO : Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. Duterte vowed on May 15 to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces …

Duterte: ‘Hypocrite’ America Must Leave Southern Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has continued his antagonistic diplomatic approach towards the United States, stating Monday that American soldiers in the southern island of Mindanao “have to go” or face kidnapping and violence from Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf.