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Tunnels reveal militants' rat-like tactics in Marawi war

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The military says it maintained near-daily bombings, with state-of-the-art American radar helping to identify targets, yet the militants could often dodge the explosions

RAT-LIKE. A soldier crawls out of a tunnel connected to the city's underground drainage system, used by militants as cover during the height of the war. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Before victory, Marawi military commander explains tactics vs terrorists

Oct 23, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Lt Colonel Mon Almodovar, commander of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion, walks Rappler through a former Maute stronghold turned Tactical Command Post of the military, and discusses the various tactics deployed by both sides

The final push: Inside the Marawi battle area

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena joins the first group of journalists allowed to enter the heart of the battle area. Watch her report.

WAR ZONE. Clashes with local terror groups linked with Islamic State nears 4 months. Screenshot of military handout video

Maute ratholes, trenches revealed as troops gain ground in Marawi

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:23 PM

In one area ratholes that can fit 5 people cut through adjacent buildings says the military

RAT HOLES. Networks of rat holes are found in former strongholds of the Maute Group. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

WATCH: The battle for Marawi's bridges

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:12 PM

In a major triumph in the battlefield the Marines gain ground in one of 3 bridges that separate the safe zone from the battle area

MARAWI BRIDGES. The Agus River separates the safe zone and the battle zone. Screenshot of a drone video by the Provincial Crisis Management Committee

Snipers and IEDs: Deadly combination in Marawi war zone

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Mahirap na combination ang IED at sniping Kapag mabagal ka sniper ang dadale sa iyo Kapag mabilis IED says an officer on the ground

THE NEW CHALLENGE. An improvised explosive device hidden in one of the buildings abandoned by the local terrorist groups in Marawi. Screenshot from a military video

100th soldier killed in Marawi day after gov't takes key bridge

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The death toll reaches the 3 digit mark a day after troops scored a major triumph in the battlefield They gain control of Mapandi Bridge

URBAN WARFARE. The military has been fighting a difficult urban warfare in Marawi City. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Aguirre, Pimentel, May | Evening wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Boy, 14, killed as sniper bullet pierces through Marawi mosque

Jun 09, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The mosque is near the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade the camp that President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to visit on Thursday

INDISCRIMINATE FIRING. Enemy snipers harassing the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Marawi City hit a boy praying in a nearby mosque. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Senate, Marawi clash, Philippine News Agency | Midday wRap

May 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

SolGen vs de Lima, Japan Coast Guard, Pokemon Go | 6PM wRap

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with David Lozada

Raps vs Aquino, mining firms, Dallas shooting | 6PM wRap

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Foray into US life led hacker couple to crack smart rifle

Aug 07, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The researchers are now working with TrackingPoint to shore up the self aiming rifle s vulnerabilities

PRECISION-GUIDED FIREARMS. Image from TrackingPoint website

Texas man convicted of killing 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED Jurors reject claims from Eddie Ray Routh 27 that he is not guilty by way of insanity when he killed famed sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a Texas shooting range in February 2013

Eddie Ray Routh in the courtroom for the start of the murder trial in Stephenville, Texas, 11 February 2015. Tom Fox/Pool/EPA

Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper'

Jan 31, 2015 - 4:38 PM

I felt that more often than not this film touches on many of the emotions and experiences that I ve heard firsthand from military families over these past few years she says

DEFENDER. Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle. Photos courtesy of Warner Bros

‘American Sniper’ Review: Molded for entertainment

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The film is blunt in its method of storytelling excising unnecessary details for sequences that mainly propel its thesis writes Oggs Cruz

Movies playing this week: 'Annie,' 'American Sniper,' and more

Jan 21, 2015 - 4:48 PM

A orphan girl who hopes for a better tomorrow – and more at the cinemas this week

'American Sniper' blasts competition at North American box office

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Wedding Ringer and Paddington follow