Image by Rappler.com 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
MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — Heartfelt messages poured out on Twitter in support of the civilians and soldiers in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, as Filipino troops clashed with terror groups on Tuesday, May 23.
Continue reading #PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops Image by Rappler.com The clashes happened in two barangays in Sumisip, Basilan on Saturday, May 6
MANILA, Philippines (May 8, 2017) — Four members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed on Saturday, May 6, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Continue reading 4 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Basilan clashes NABBED THEN KILLED. File photo of alleged Abu Sayyaf member after his arrest in Tubigon, Bohol. Photo from Rappler source. The alleged member of the terrorist group is killed less than 24 hours after his arrest in Bohol
MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — Less than 24 hours after he was arrested by authorities in Bohol, Abu Sayyaf member Saad Samad Kiram was gunned down early Friday, May 5, after he allegedly tried to escape, police officers said.
Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member killed after escape attempt Tubigon, Bohol. Image by Rappler.com. Saad Samad Kiram is captured by authorities in Tubigon, Bohol on Thursday morning
MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — Another suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf, the same one a police officer allegedly tried to rescue, was captured by local military, police, and government forces on Thursday, May 4.
Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member captured in Bohol CALL FOR COOPERATION. Colonel Cirilo Tomas Donato says terrorism will persist unless everyone works together. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler Until all local government officials and residents cooperate, the problem with terrorists will continue, no matter how many Dutertes arrive
ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, Philippines (Apr. 24, 2017) — As the military’s ambitious 6-month plan to crush the Abu Sayyaf and Maute groups nears its 4th month, an Army official here said the fight against terrorism will never end without the all-out support of local government units (LGUs) and the public.
Continue reading Army officer urges communities to help fight terrorism Image by Rapper.com He was their fellow Tausug but they still beheaded him says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 24, 2017) — The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) beheaded a soldier who was once a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
Continue reading Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Rodrigo Duterte inspects firearms seized from the Abu Sayyaf. Malacañang file photo Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Malacañang lauded the bravery and heroism of military and police who were able to foil an attack in Bohol by suspected members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.
Continue reading Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu. Rappler.com 3 soldiers, a cop, and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday, April 11
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — The military and the police on Tuesday, April 11, exchanged gunfire with “heavily armed lawless elements” in Bohol. They are believed to be members of local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.
Continue reading 10 killed as gov’t forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — Up to 14 soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf Group on Friday, March 3, as the military intensified operations after the beheading of a German hostage.
Continue reading 14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf Image by Rappler.com The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper, Silangkum, and Baguindan
MANILA, Philippines (July 7, 2016) — Authorities began the mass evacuation of residents in 3 barangays in Basilan on Wednesday, July 6, amid heavy fighting between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf group in Tipo-Tipo town.
Continue reading 3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan