Islamic State Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Islamic State Philippines


War vs pro-ISIS PH groups rages on a year after Marawi siege

May 22, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ISIS has 'safe havens' in Metro Manila – NCRPO chief

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Director Oscar Albayalde says they have monitored ISIS safe havens in the Philippines' capital region

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

More than a dozen terrorists killed in Marawi

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

(UPDATED) At least 27 terrorists have been killed thus far in heavy fighting. Colonel Brawner says that because they 'don't have all the cadavers yet', they could not confirm if Malaysian militant Dr Mahmud is among them.

10 MILF fighters dead in clashes with ISIS-linked groups

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:58 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is seeking to prevent a different group from gaining a foothold in an area of Mindanao island that it calls its own senior rebel leader Mohagher Iqbal says

TO THE FRONT LINES. This photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wading through a flooded farm on his way to the frontline in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao province, Mindanao. Photo by  Ferdinandh Cabrera/AFP

Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Malacañang condoles with the families and friends left behind by the victims of the attack which was claimed by ISIS

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 20, 2017 that the Philippines is ranked as one of the best-performing economies in Southeast Asia based on the report of the Oxford Business Group. Malacañan Photo

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Mahirap na combination ang IED at sniping Kapag mabagal ka sniper ang dadale sa iyo Kapag mabilis IED says an officer on the ground

THE NEW CHALLENGE. An improvised explosive device hidden in one of the buildings abandoned by the local terrorist groups in Marawi. Screenshot from a military video

2 Philippine soldiers killed in Lanao del Sur clashes – army

May 30, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Ten soldiers are also wounded and about 2 000 residents are displaced during the clashes with gunmen from the Maute group which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State ISIS group

FIGHTING TERROR. This photo taken on May 29, 2016 shows Philippine soldiers firing mortar rounds toward enemy positions from Butig town, Lanao del Sur province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Photo by Richele Umel/AFP