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‪U.S. special forces back PH troops in Marawi

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:53 PM

3rd UPDATE Marawi based military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo ar Herrera says there are strong indications that Omarkhayam and Madie Maute two leaders of the Marawi attack were killed in separate operations

MARAWI CLASH. Using their V-300 Commando Fire Support Vehicle, the Philippine Marines patrol Barangay Saduc in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. Photo by Bbobby Lagsa/Rappler

PH military: No pullout of US soldiers pending orders

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte was merely concerned about the US soldiers safety in Mindanao says the military spokesman

SEA EXERCISE. Mark V or 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats operated by members of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) comb the waters of Basilan and Zamboanga City in this file photo. (Photo from JSOTF-P)

Context: The US in PH anti-terror campaigns

Feb 17, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Let’s start with a basic fact: the US has been involved in counterterrorism operations in the Philippines for more than a decade

DOJ charges rebels, DAP reversal, Pope Francis' apology | The wRap

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Charges to be filed against Muslim rebel commanders in the Mamasapano carnage The Supreme Court reverses a DAP provision it declared unconstitutional Pope Francis apologizes for his rushed Leyte visit

PH, US to start talks on troop presence

Aug 08, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The plan would give the US soldiers greater rotational presence in the country and comes as China has increased its assertiveness over its claims in the South China Sea

SIDE BY SIDE. US and Philippine Marines carry their respective colors at the formal opening of the annual Philippine-US Amphibious Landing Exercises aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard which docked at the former US naval base of Subic on October 8, 2012. Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Pakistani report on bin Laden out, but not public

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:28 AM

The Pakistani government set up the five member panel after US Navy SEALs conducted a secret raid on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2 2011 killing bin Laden without informing Islamabad until afterwards