Thursday, June 1, 2017

Philippine Military Accidentally Kills 11 Soldiers In A Botched Anti-ISIS Airstrike

Reuters: Philippine crisis deepens as air strike on rebels kills 11 soldiers

An air strike on Islamist rebel holed up in a southern Philippine city has killed 11 government troops, the armed forces said on Thursday, in a major blow to the country's bid to end its biggest internal security crisis in years.

The bombing accident happened on Wednesday when one of two planes bombing rebel positions missed its target in the heart of Marawi City, where ground troops have been battling pro-Islamic State militants holed-up in buildings for nine days.

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More News On The Battle For The Philippine City Of Marawi

11 Philippines soldiers killed in botched anti-ISIS airstrike -- CNN
Philippine Military Kills 11 of Its Soldiers in Errant Airstrike -- New York Times
Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in besieged city -- Washington Post/AP
Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops -- AFP
Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in Marawi friendly fire -- UPI
Friendly fire hits Philippine troops fighting Islamists in Marawi -- DW
Duterte's troops bombard ISIS militants from the sky as death toll rises to 129 in besieged Philippines city and Catholic priest taken hostage appears in video -- Daily Mail
Hundreds of Christian Hostages Taken By ISIS Militants In The Philippines -- Gospel Herald
The Latest: Philippines says 500 militants involved in siege -- AP
8 foreign 'ISIS members' killed in Marawi - Lorenzana -- CNN
Week-long urban battle leaves 89 Muslim militants dead in Philippines -- DAWN/AFP
Islamist militants resist week-long military assault in southern Philippines -- France 24
Marawi City siege shows foreign fighters being drawn to the Philippines as ISIS' Asian hub -- Straits Times
Islamic State releases video from the fighting in Marawi -- Threat Matrix
Philippines: Why ISIS-Linked Rebels in Marawi Are Proving Hard for the Army to Defeat -- Newsweek

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