Rappler's latest stories on Isnilon Hapilon
May 23, 2017 starts as a normal day for residents living on Abu Musa al-Ashari Street in Marawi City. Little do they know their street will be the site of the city's biggest crisis.
Otoritas Filipina pernah menyampaikan Ilham diduga telah tewas dalam peperangan di Marawi
Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.
(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary
This page puts together Rappler's reports on the longest and bloodiest Philippine military operation since World War II
(UPDATED) Look back at the government's actions and the military's challenges and triumphs to retake Marawi City from terrorists
Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon was killed in an assault in Marawi past midnight on October 16
(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.
The safe house in Basak Malutlut is a silent witness to the first exchange of gunfire that triggered the war in Marawi City
The Islamic city of Marawi was a beacon of peace and prosperity in Mindanao, untouched by strife until the afternoon of May 23, 2017
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Vice President Leni Robredo also calls for cooperation and unity to ensure genuine and lasting peace
The Malaysian terrorist reportedly facilitated the funding for the Marawi attack and recruited fighters for ISIS
'The U.S. is proud to support the AFP's counterterrorism efforts in Mindanao,' embassy spokesperson Molly Koscina says
(4th UPDATE) AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, however, says the war in Marawi continues. 'It will continue until armed elements are dealt with. But terrorists no longer have complete control.'
Malacañang says it is not alone in making the call, as Muslim leaders and groups have aired the same appeal
The military believes that the nearly P1-billion loot taken by local terrorists from homes and establishments in Marawi is still somewhere in the main battle area
Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo
The defense secretary says they will assess the lifting of martial law in Mindanao once troops have cleared the Marawi battle area of terrorists
(UPDATED) With the crisis in Marawi believed to be nearing its end, lawmakers also call for the immediate rehabilitation of the war-torn city
Watch the midday newscast with Acor Arceo
(3rd UPDATE) Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute are killed as troops assault enemy position past midnight on Monday
Another hostage is rescued as troops push on to meet another deadline to end the war
Troops recover 22 bodies in a former enemy stronghold. DNA tests are conducted to see if leaders of the attack are among the cadavers.
(UPDATED) The military is checking if Omar Maute, one of the key leaders behind the attack on Marawi, is among those killed in Bato Mosque
Omar Maute tells his hostage Lordvin Acopio: 'Gawin mo na lang itong trabahong ito na parang humanitarian [work]. Dahil kapwa mo sila tao. Huwag mo gawin ito dahil captors mo sila.'
The facts on the ground, however, contradict Duterte's claim, as the Marawi war erupted after a botched raid to get terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon
The Marine is killed by an enemy sniper while 13 of his comrades are wounded by shrapnel from improvised explosive devices
The Indonesians were mostly bombers while the Malaysians and the Arab were fighters in the frontline, says a former hostage
Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub asked for a Bible and a rosary, among his first requests, according to the military that is still keeping custody of the priest
Rappler Carmela Fonbuena joins the first group of journalists allowed to enter the heart of the battle area. Watch her report.
In one area ratholes that can fit 5 people cut through adjacent buildings says the military
UPDATED Three soldiers are killed and 52 others are wounded as troops push forward against local terrorists to end the war that has dragged on for over 3 months
The military says construction can go full throttle as soon as the model houses are approved
UPDATED In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022 Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander in Chief that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City
Buronan yang dicari militer Isnilon Hapilon diduga sudah tidak berada di Marawi
Bagi warga di Marawi ini menjadi Lebaran yang paling menyedihkan yang mereka kenang
We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines
2nd UPDATE These people are suicidal Our assessment is that they will really fight to the end says Brigadier General Restituto Padilla
Balik Islam Group in the Philippines is very peaceful very democratic and very tolerant and linking them with ISIS is in fact providing them an injustice says terror expert Rommel Banlaoi