Islamic militants - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Islamic militants


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

Here's what Indonesia plans to do after kidnappings

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:37 PM

14 Indonesians are held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf What s Indonesia s plan to save them?

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Abu Sayyaf kills Canadian hostage; Trudeau outraged

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:47 AM

3rd UPDATE Police and military forces vow to bring the criminals to justice following the beheading of one of two Canadians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in September 2015

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Apr 11, 2016 - 12:52 PM

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ISIS' global ambitions and plans for Southeast Asia

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:09 AM

This war goes beyond armies police and security forces It demands greater transparency and cooperation between communities at a global scale

3 Islamic militants killed in Sulu military clash

Aug 28, 2015 - 8:58 PM

The clash leaves 10 soldiers wounded

SULU ISLAND COMMANDER. Colonel Allan Arrojado of the Philippine Army

US, Iran seek nuclear breakthrough as deadline nears

Nov 09, 2014 - 6:38 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran s Mohammad Javad Zarif even before both countries will seal a deal over a nuclear program settlement

In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meet in Vienna, Austria, 15 October 2014. Carolyn Kaster/Pool/EPA

Pakistan air strikes kill 18 militants – military

Oct 26, 2014 - 3:19 PM

At least 18 militants are killed in Pakistan s Khyber tribal district where the Taliban and Lashkar e Islam have taken refuge

Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials

Oct 12, 2014 - 3:35 PM

At least 21 militants were killed in Pakistan s Khyber tribal district where the Talliban and Lashkar e Islam have taken refuge

Troops deploy after Abu Sayyaf threaten German hostages

Sep 28, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Abu Sayyaf has threatened to kill one of two German hostages unless a ransom is paid and Berlin halts its support for the US led campaign against the IS group

Bodies of 8 beheaded fishermen found on boat in Zamboanga

Jan 04, 2014 - 7:48 PM

The corpses including those of two boys aged about 12 and 14 were all decomposing suggesting they were killed a few days earlier

Philippine kidnap ordeal going into my book, says Jordanian

Dec 06, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Journalist Bakr Atyani says he will include in his book his experience being kidnapped in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf

Algeria under fire over hostage crisis

Jan 18, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Fears grow for dozens of foreign hostages still unaccounted for in Algeria

Chief of Algeria hostage takers killed?

Jan 18, 2013 - 9:01 AM

The Mauritanian news agency ANI reports the death of Ab al Baraa who led a militant attack on a gas field in southern Algeria

Police arrest suspect in 2001 US kidnaps

May 25, 2012 - 7:47 PM

Police arrest a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf allegedly involved in the abduction of the Burnhams and Guillermo Sobero