foreign fighters - updates

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How the Marawi siege affected terrorism in Indonesia

Oct 24, 2017 - 9:10 PM

'The [Islamic State] narrative for Indonesians was to do hijrah in the Philippines, not commit attacks at home,' states a report by the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium

MARAWI SIEGE. Philippine troops in action in the battle zone, during the war against IS-linked terrorists. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/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.

VLOG: U.S. agents check for most wanted terrorists among Marawi bodies

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The American agents will help identify the cadavers of foreign fighters who joined the local terrorists in Marawi City

Presence of foreign fighters in Marawi confirmed by former hostage

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The Indonesians were mostly bombers while the Malaysians and the Arab were fighters in the frontline, says a former hostage

FOREIGN FIGHTERS: Former hostage Lordvin Acopio said he saw at least 11 foreign fighters in the battle zone. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Russia detains 14 over forged documents for ISIS fighters

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:51 PM

The 14 are allegedly part of an international criminal group with underground printers and laboratories

Western volunteers rally to Iraq Christian militia

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:18 PM

With Kurdish peshmerga fighters now clawing back land around Mosul some Christians are keen to take up arms for their survival and Dwekh Nwasha is only one of several recently formed groups

WARM HELLO. Brett (R), a 28-year-old US national who fights jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS) group alongside Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, shakes hands of a passer-by on February 5, 2015, in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh, located 35 km north of Mosul. Safin Hamed/AFP

Australians told to prepare for more counter-terror raids

Nov 04, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Police official: What we ll see now is more raids like we saw in Sydney because the environment has changed

Police and other law enforcement agencies cordon off a street as forensic experts collect evidence inside a house in the Guildford area of Sydney on September 18, 2014. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia outlaws travel to terror hotspots

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:46 PM

UPDATED The Australian government is increasingly concerned about the flow of foreign fighters to the Middle East to join militant groups

The Australian national flag flies over Parliament House in Canberra on June 20, 2011. Torsten Blackwood/File/AFP