Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Philippine Forces Continue To Battle Islamic Rebels In The Southern City Of Marawi

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Reuters: Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen.

The government says it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State-linked Maute group, which seized parts of the city after a failed attempt by security forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the militants' so-called emir of Southeast Asia.

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More News On Philippine Forces Continuing To Battle Islamic Rebels In The Southern City Of Marawi

Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die -- AFP
Philippines Urges ISIS-Linked Islamist Militants to Surrender Marawi After Eight-Day Siege -- Newsweek
Philippines launches air strikes in bid to retake ISIS-occupied city -- CNN
Fear, confusion as Philippine Muslim city burns -- AFP
Inside Marawi: Death toll nears 100 as Philippines security forces battle Islamist militants -- IRIN News
ISIS-linked terrorists in Philippines take hundreds of hostages, most Christian, priest says -- FOX News
Priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippine -- AP
Civilians flee fighting in southern Philippines -- DW
Philippines: ISIL fighters 'could be infiltrating' Marawi evacuees -- Euronews
Militants attacking Marawi in Philippines say they want to be part of Islamic State -- News.com.au
Philippine army battles to contain Isis attacks from spreading to second city -- The Guardian
ISIS-Linked Militants in Philippines Plotted to Set Marawi Ablaze -- NBC/AP
As foreigners fight in the Philippines, a new hub for Islamic State -- Reuters
ISIS wants Philippines foothold to inflict destruction like in Iraq, Syria – military -- RT


Caecus said...

If these militants are anything like Islamic State, asking them to surrender isn't going to work..

Aizino Smith said...

Asking them to surrender might not, but impaling them might.

Jay Farquharson said...


The Sultanates have been in revolt since the 15th Century Spanish Conquests,

They've revolted as Moro's, Communists, now Islam.

When the Cane Cutters get a decent wage, respect and a share in society, things are quiet. When they don't, they revolt.

Aizino Smith said...

"When the Cane Cutters get a decent wage, respect ... blah, blah, blah"

Raping, killing noncombatants etc make a lot of sense. NOT!

They make the Baader Meinhof gangs, a bunch of poser snowflakes, hiding out in East Germany look moral.