ISIS-Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ISIS-Philippines


7 MILF members killed in clash with ISIS-linked terrorists

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Tension remains high in Shariff Saydona town in Maguindanao, with the MILF expected to send reinforcements after the clash

KILLED. Several MILF members are killed in a clash with ISIS-linked terrorists in Maguindanao. Photo from Angela Kalanduyan

U.S. puts Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Sawadjaan on global terror list

Sep 12, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Along with Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan – who is said to be the leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines – a female named Almaida Marani Salvin is also included on the United States' blacklist

ON GUARD. Philippine Army soldiers survived a terror attack in Indanan, Sulu on Sunday, September 8, because of tactics drawn from past deadly bombings. File photo of soldiers in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Maute-ISIS remnants scatter into 10 subgroups – PH military

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Maute-ISIS group, as it is locally known, has more than 300 fighters remaining. They are supposedly lying low but continue to retrain and recruit new members.

MARAWI REHABILITATION. The government recognizes that the rehabilitation of Marawi City after the destructive war is an important step in making sure radical groups do not get support from the people. Malacañang photo

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Feb 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM

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U.S. tags 'ISIS-Philippines' as foreign terrorist group

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) The US State Department cites videos showing the late Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon and the leaders of the Maute Group pledging allegiance to ISIS

This file photo shows Filipino extremists who are allegedly linked to ISIS. File/Rappler

Malaysia holds Filipinos seeking to set up extremist cell

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The alleged extremists, mostly Filipinos, are also accused of trying to help fighters linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group travel to the Philippines to join up with militants there

ISIS has 'safe havens' in Metro Manila – NCRPO chief

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Director Oscar Albayalde says they have monitored ISIS safe havens in the Philippines' capital region

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte to military: We won't allow ISIS to succeed

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:07 PM

'We will never allow the Islamic State to make the Philippines its regional center,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during the anniversary of the Philippine military

Marawi in 360: The Cost of War

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Part 2: Experience firsthand the living conditions of the evacuees. Listen to their pain and their worries. Witness the cost of the war through the first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary on the city and surrounding towns.

MASS BURIAL. Bodies were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi city where IS-linked Maute Group are holding ground. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi in 360: Inside the War Zone

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: Experience firsthand what has been left by the battles in Marawi, and the challenges faced by the Philippine military through the region's first-ever, virtual-reality war documentary

ON THE GROUND. Soldiers at the battle zone. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Indonesia arrests men linked to Marawi siege, Jakarta bombings

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

One of the men is suspected of helping Indonesians travel to Mindanao to join the Maute Group in attacking Marawi City

RAID. This photograph taken on June 6, 2017 shows Indonesian police conducting a house raid in Cileunyi, Bandung, West Java province, where they arrested two suspects and seized evidence.  Photo by Timu Matahari/AFP

The week in photos: May 27-June 2, 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:43 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Copenhagen's world famous statue of The Little Mermaid is pictured after it has been exposed to vandalism and was painted red on May 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Scanpix Denmark / Ida Marie Odgaard / Denmark OUT

ISIS claims Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED Islamic State fighters carried out the attack in Manila in the Philippines yesterday the group s self styled Amaq news agency says confirming an earlier SITE report quoting an IS operative as saying the group was responsible

ISIS CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY. Police and firemen enter the casino side of the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suspected ISIS member deported from Philippines

Apr 14, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Hussein Al Dhafiri is due to be tried in Kuwait says a statement from the Kuwaiti embassy

SUSPECTED ISIS MEMBER. Hussein Azo Aldafiri (R) and Rafah Zina Dhafiri are presented during a press briefing at the NBI. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Returning ISIS fighters to regroup in Philippines – experts

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Instability and the easy flow of weapons have made Mindanao and nearby Philippine islands attractive to extremist groups experts say

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Mar 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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Duterte to Maute group: Don't force my hand into war

Nov 30, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Wala naman nagpapakita ng sincerity diyan so the fight goes on says Duterte after visiting an army command post in Lanao del Sur where the military is fighting the Maute terror group

FIGHT GOES ON. President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't want war with the Maute group but the group appears not ready to talk to government. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Duterte to revive Philippine Constabulary

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The President says he needs more law enforcers to fight urban terrorism

MORE FORCES NEEDED? President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to attend the 48th anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing on September 13. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte: ISIS followers radicalizing Filipinos in Mindanao

Aug 10, 2016 - 5:54 PM

The President says white people with no weapons are already in some parts of Mindanao indoctrinating Muslims in the region about ISIS principles

'BE PREPARED.' President Duterte inspects firearms at Camp Edilberto Evangelista in Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on August 9. Photo by Kiwi Bulaclac/PPD

Army seizes Islamic militant camp in Lanao del Sur

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The offensive against the Maute group a Filipino Muslim armed organizations which have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS leaves 4 soldiers dead and 15 others wounded

SMALL VICTORY.This photo taken on June 3 shows Philippine soldiers displaying the flag used by the Islamic State group after overrunning a militant camp at a remote village in Butig town, Lanao del Sur province after a 10-day battle. Photo by Richelle Umel/ AFP

2 killed in Philippine extremist attack

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Abu Sayyaf guerrillas fire at a military detachment in the jungles near Talipao town on Jolo island sparking a 15 minute gun battle that also leaves another soldier wounded

UN official: No evidence of ISIS in the Philippines

Dec 14, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Although the terror has not yet reached the Philippines UN officials caution the government to stay on guard

ISLAMIC STATE? Screenshot of Youtube video showing senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swearing allegiance to ISIS