Army of Islam - updates

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Infighting near Damascus kills 169 – monitor

May 05, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Some 156 fighters are killed in the clashes 67 from the Army of Islam and the rest from Fateh al Sham and allied forces The fighting also kills 13 civilians including two children and wounded dozens

Erdogan: Turkish army close to taking ISIS-held town

Feb 12, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it is only a matter of time before the alliance of Turkish forces and rebels takes control of Al Bab

Turkey-backed-opposition fighters advance in an armoured personnel carrier on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in a bid to enter the city and retake control of it from the Islamic State (IS) group on February 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Saleh ABO GHALOUN

Dureza: Peace talks to be inclusive

Jul 02, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The presidential adviser on the peace process says the Duterte administration will honor signed peace agreements but adds they will have to be consistent with planned reforms

PEACE TALKS. Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Jesus Dureza's Facebook page

Air strike kills Syria rebel chief ahead of peace talks

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Zahran Alloush s death is a blow to the fragile peace process in Syria

ALLOUSH. A screen grab made available on 25 December 2015 from a video released by Jaish al-Islam (JAI), shows the leader of JAI, Sheikh Zahran Abduallah Alloush, delivering a speech during a passing out ceremony for graduating recruits of the group, Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 29 April 2015. TV grab from Jaish al-Islam / EPA

Russia slams Riyadh talks as not representing 'entire Syria opposition'

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Russia s foreign ministry adds that the talks did not include members of the so called patriotic Syrian opposition seen as friendly towards Syrian President Bashar al Assad

SYRIAN OPPOSITION. A picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency on December 10, 2015, shows members of the Syrian opposition during their meeting in Riyadh. Photo by AFP/SPA

Maguindanao in state of calamity; 41,000 evacuees

Mar 03, 2015 - 4:24 PM

The ongoing conflict in parts of Maguindanao forces at least 8 236 families to flee their homes

DISPLACED. People displaced by fighting sleep at an evacuation center. File photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Hungry Syrians clash with rebels over food cache

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Residents of Douma town in Damascus province attempt to storm food depots belonging to a charity linked to the Army of Islam rebel brigade

British hostage released in Libya after five months

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Bolam is a teacher at the international school in Benghazi A US teacher from the same school was shot dead in December

Army, MILF troops to secure Aquino visit

Feb 10, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Both the Philippine Army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will provide security when President Benigno Aquino III visits Maguindanao on February 11

Soldier injured in Cotabato rebel attack

Aug 23, 2012 - 7:55 AM

A soldier was wounded in a dawn attack by rebels in North Cotabato