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Women of the Eastern Caliphate: By blood and marriage

Dec 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

(UPDATED) Part 2: Their men fight at the frontlines, but by blood and marriage, these women played a crucial role in the Marawi siege and the establishment of an ISIS caliphate in the Philippines

Women of the Eastern Caliphate: Hiding in plain sight

Dec 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Part 1: From hapless accomplices, women are becoming willing and enthusiastic actors in jihad

E-mail that triggered probe into ISIS terrorists in PH may be bogus – NBI

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:39 PM

A woman accused in the e-mail as a terrorist says her father may have been behind it due to his disapproval of her fiancé

INTEL ON ALLEGED TERRORISTS. An email sent to the National Bureau of Investigation sets off a full-blown investigation into the alleged entry of terrorists in the country. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

1 soldier killed, 3 others wounded in Sulu clash vs Abu Sayyaf

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The offensive is part of the military's intensified operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group after the deadly Jolo Cathedral bombing

Basilan car blast: Furuji Indama unleashes terror even in hiding

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Does the blast indicate the Abu Sayyaf has now trained local suicide bombers in Basilan?

Screenshots from video of Richard Falcatan

Nazareno 2018, Calida on SC, Foreign terrorists in PH | Midday wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Marawi soldiers fight the biggest battle of their lives

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Here are some of the images captured by Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa's since the beginning of the war in the southern Philippines

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops

May 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The hashtag PrayforMarawi tops Twitter s trending topics in the Philippines as the clash between government forces and the Maute terror group worsened towards evening

Duterte hopeful top Abu Sayyaf leader dead after serious injury

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The President says he has reason to hope Isnilon Hapilon who has pledged allegiance to ISIS is dead after getting wounded during military airstrikes

LOYALTY TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. Senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon swears allegiance to ISIS

Duterte apologizes for death of German hostage: 'We failed'

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

We really tried our best says President Rodrigo Duterte following the execution of German hostage Juergen Kantner after the ransom demand of the Abu Sayyaf Group was not met

'WE HAVE FAILED.' President Duterte apologizes for the beheading of German Juergen Kantner by the Abu Sayyaf. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte to MNLF, MILF: No peace talks if you protect terrorists

Jan 27, 2017 - 6:35 PM

If the two rebel groups harbor terrorists like the Maute Group you might as well forget about peace talks says President Duterte in a speech in front of soldiers

PEACE FOR MINDANAO. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari at Malacañang Palace on November 3, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/ Presidential Photo

Duterte on Maute, Protesters hit Duterte, Obama on Michelle | Evening wRap

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

What it's like living in fear of the Abu Sayyaf

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The life and prosperity of residents in places like Basilan are at stake in the Duterte administration s efforts to destroy the Abu Sayyaf

WELCOME TO BASILAN. This view greets Basilan visitors who arrive in Isabela by boat. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte, Proxima Centauri, Britney Spears | 12PM wRap

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Duterte vows to 'destroy' Abu Sayyaf after new beheading

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:16 AM

After hearing reports of the beheading of a teenage Abu Sayyaf hostage Duterte vows to be harsh against the terrorist group

'DESTROY THEM.' President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with soldiers belonged to Joint Task Force Sulu during his visit to Sulu, stomping ground of the Abu Sayyaf on August 12. Photo by Rey Baniquet/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

PH 'confident' it can weather APEC security challenge

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The inter agency task force in charge of APEC security holds a full scale simulation to practice and spot loopholes in their plans

Abu Sayyaf demands billions for foreign hostages

Nov 04, 2015 - 2:26 PM

The captors who identify themselves as members of the Abu Sayyaf are demanding P1 billion 21 million in ransom for each of the 3 foreign hostages

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

Abu Sayyaf leader pleads 'not guilty' to kidnapping

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Khair Mundos a key leader and financier of the Abu Sayyaf Group also has cases involving murder frustrated murder and money laundering

CAUGHT. Philippine police arrest Khair Mundos, who was previously arrested for facilitating the transfer of funds from the al-Qaida to Abu Sayyaf Group leader Khadaffy Janjalani. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

PH military deploys K9 tracker dogs to hunt terrorists

Oct 06, 2014 - 4:13 PM

The trained dogs will help locate the German hostages that the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group has threatened to kill in support of the Islamic State

SEND-OFF: A company of K-9 units line-up for their deployment to Sulu province. Photo from AFP-PAO

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Mobin Hailil also known as Kahumbo and a member of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group was involved in kidnapping and killings on the Malaysian resort island of Mabul

Caught on video: 'Soldiers' shoot man in cold blood

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:49 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine military is investigating the alleged involvement of its troops in the summary execution of an unidentified man

AFP, PNP ready for terror threat in Davao

Jun 28, 2014 - 6:14 PM

The Armed Forces give the assurance a day after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte revealed that Davao and 3 other cities may be targeted by terrorists

PH arrests extremist in Malaysia resort kidnapping

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Nabil Talahi Idjiran a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who took part in kidnapping tourists in Malaysia s Sipadan island in 2000 is arrested Zamboanga City

Seen on Facebook: Kidnapped Australian

Dec 26, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Declaring he s alive kidnapped Australian Warren Rodwell appears in a recorded video shared on Facebook and YouTube

Al-Qaeda's black flag seized in ASG camp

Sep 26, 2012 - 9:55 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Philippine police discover a black flag during a raid in Zamboanga the same black flag that militant Muslims raised in their recent protests in Libya Egypt Tunisia and Yemen

Filipinos carry the black flag in the southern Philippines

How 2 JI terrorists survived bomb attack

Mar 21, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Intelligence reports from at least 3 different countries contradict the Philippine military s claim that 2 top Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists died in Sulu

BOMBED.The blast site at Sitio Lanao Bato, Sulu. Photo taken by authorities at 12:12 pm, February 2.