Fighting in Lanao Sur town subsides; 41 reported killed

ALI G. MACABALANGMarawi City, Lanao del SurApril 28, 2017Government forces are now clearing four villages in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur after jihadist militants fled the areas following intense offensives by ground troops backed by aerial and artillery support since Saturday, according to civilian authorities.Piagapo Mayor Ali Sumandar said the military-led clearing operations covered barangays Gacap, … Continue reading Fighting in Lanao Sur town subsides; 41 reported killed

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

7 dead, 1 injured in Army’s Intel operation

MOH SAADUDDINMarawi City | February 17, 2017Two Army’s intelligence officers and five civilians were killed while another soldier wounded on Thursday late afternoon when operatives encountered members of jihadists group while conducting Intelligence operation at Barangay Lilod-Madaya..The international jihadists group claimed responsibility of the attack saying it was “Islamic State (IS) fighters who attacked them … Continue reading 7 dead, 1 injured in Army’s Intel operation

IPHO-Lanao del Sur responds to armed conflicts in Butig

The province of Lanao del Sur, particularly in Butig municipality, had experienced conflict disturbances between the military and armed groups since year 2015.First armed encounter happened in late February 2015 and ended in the early half of the year. On November 26, however, the armed conflict broke out again between the Military and the Maute … Continue reading IPHO-Lanao del Sur responds to armed conflicts in Butig

Pres Duterte: Peace for Sulu, not War

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 28 -- President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his call for peace with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the Sulu province, saying war is out of the question despite the ongoing skirmishes with the militant group in the area.“Ako, iniisip ko ang lahat. I have to think of everyone. Yan ang problema. … Continue reading Pres Duterte: Peace for Sulu, not War

MILITARY CASUALTIES IN BUTIG LDS STILL AT ILIGAN FUNERAL HOME

By Sita N. Asequia Iligan City -- Two casualties of the military in its drive versus Lanao armed groups are still at a funeral home in this city.The fatalities, identified as Levie Cordova 31 years old and Alden Pia, both of Pikit, North Cotabato, were brought to the Capin Funeral Homes in Tubod this city, … Continue reading MILITARY CASUALTIES IN BUTIG LDS STILL AT ILIGAN FUNERAL HOME

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Washington over US soldiers’ use of YPG emblem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoganBy Francis Maingaila Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the United States over American troops wearing insignia of Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) during an operation in Syria.In a Saturday speech in the mainly-Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Erdogan “condemned” Washington as not being “honest.”“Those who are our friends, those who … Continue reading Turkey’s Erdogan slams Washington over US soldiers’ use of YPG emblem

COPYCAT?

A band of Maranaos in Butig, Lanao del Sur, has been fighting against government troops and already lives are lost on both sides.It was reported that the group is led by the Maute brothers some of whom have also been killed.At the outset, it was speculated that the band was a local version of the … Continue reading COPYCAT?

54 Bandits killed in Lanao Sur

MARAWI CITY - Fifty-four bandits and two soldiers were killed while nine other troopers were wounded in sporadic fighting between lawless elements and the armed forces in Butig, Lanao del Sur that started last week, the Armed Forces reported.AFP Western Command (WESMINCOM) Spokesperson Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., said most of the slain bandits were killed … Continue reading 54 Bandits killed in Lanao Sur

Guns silent in Lanao conflict affected town, terrorists’ enclave falls

COTABATO CITY, May 31 -- Guns and cannons have been silent in the conflict-affected town of Butig in Lanao del Sur as of noon time Monday but government forces are preparing for possible resumption of hostilities.The military also announced it captured an enclave of a terrorist group which pledged allegiance to the international terrorist group … Continue reading Guns silent in Lanao conflict affected town, terrorists’ enclave falls