US, PH to launch counter-Islamic State recruitment

By Masiding Noor YahyaJune 16, 2019U.S. and Philippine Forces Come Together for the Opening Ceremony of Balikatan 2019 | U.S. Embassy in the PhilippinesA JOINT Filipino-American program aimed at stifling recruitment efforts by Islamic State-linked militants in the southern Philippines will be launched within weeks, a senior U.S. State Department official said.Filipino and American officials … Continue reading US, PH to launch counter-Islamic State recruitment

Dawlah Islamiya fighter surrenders in Lanao

MARAWI CITY, April 23, 2019: Another Dawlah Islamia fighter whose brother was killed during the 2017 Marawi Siege surrendered recently to the Philippine Army's 55th Infantry Battalion in Madalum, Lanao del Sur.The surrenderee known only by his alias, 'Pacong' (his name withheld by the military), also yielded an M653 rifle, magazines, and ammunition.Pacong said he … Continue reading Dawlah Islamiya fighter surrenders in Lanao

2 soldiers, 2 terrorists slain, 1 wounded in Lanao Sur encounter

By BITOON A RANAOMarch 13, 2019The cadaver of a terrorist killed in an encounter on March 11, 2019, in Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur. (Wismincom photo)MARAWI CITY: Two Daesh-Inspired Maute terrorists were slain and one was wounded in the tactical offensives launched by military troops in Lanao del Sur on Monday, military said.The two DI-Lanao members … Continue reading 2 soldiers, 2 terrorists slain, 1 wounded in Lanao Sur encounter

60 more Maute-IS have surrendered

Col. BrawnerMARAWI CITY: 60 Maute-IS remnants have surrendered to the government in the past months, the military said.Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr., 103rd Brigade Commander based at Campo Ranao here, told reporters that 60 more Maute-IS remnants surrendered in the past months due to intense military operations to hunt and neutralize them.  He said, "Certain conditions … Continue reading 60 more Maute-IS have surrendered

TROOPS SEIZE MAUTE-IS CAMP IN LANAO DEL SUR

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA and ASA T. MADALEJanuary 25, 2019 CAMPO RANAO, Marawi City: Troops from the 103rd "Haribon" Infantry Brigade have seized a terrorist stronghold in the hinterlands of Sultan Dumalondong, Lanao del Sur on Friday, sending the remnants to scamper for survival.The 55th "Vigilant" Infantry Battalion figured with more or less 26 Dawlah … Continue reading TROOPS SEIZE MAUTE-IS CAMP IN LANAO DEL SUR

Five Maute/ISIS remnants surrender in Lanao del Sur

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: Five remnants of the Maute/ISIS group who belonged to the Abu Dar unit surrendered to the government in separate occasions, military said.On Saturday, three remnants surrendered to the 82nd Infantry Battalion in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur. They yielded one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), one Grenade Launcher, one M1 Garand rifle … Continue reading Five Maute/ISIS remnants surrender in Lanao del Sur

Abu Dar is new ISIS leader in Southeast Asia: military

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 6 -- A full-blooded Maranao has taken over the leadership of Islamic State (IS) in Southeas Asia, according to military.The military has identified the new leader or “emir” of IS in Southeast Asia as Abu Dar, who it said a full-blooded Maranao and a native of Pagayawan, Lanao del … Continue reading Abu Dar is new ISIS leader in Southeast Asia: military

Gov’t soldiers storm alleged Maute hideout in Marawi, nab nine

Main gate of MSU Main Campus in Marawi City. FileNine suspected members of the Maute Group were arrested in a predawn raid at their alleged hideout in Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus in Marawi City Monday, January 30.Initial media report quoting authorities said the raid was conducted at an apartment building inside the University … Continue reading Gov’t soldiers storm alleged Maute hideout in Marawi, nab nine

Ankara Is More Foe Than Friend?

Predicting the course of the coming Trump presidency could be an Olympic sport. The president-elect evidences strong opinions but little knowledge of many issues. Moreover, he usually was short on specifics: for instance, what would it mean to “bomb the shit” out of ISIS?Thus, personnel are likely to be policy in many cases. While candidate … Continue reading Ankara Is More Foe Than Friend?

Army insists no confirmed ISIS presence in Central Mindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, July 11 -- Military authorities in Central Mindanao and two provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have been placed on heightened alert against all kinds of threats, including the threat from international terror groups.However, according to 6th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Joann Petinglay, there is no presence of Islamic … Continue reading Army insists no confirmed ISIS presence in Central Mindanao