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Army officer urges communities to help fight terrorism

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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

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

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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

ISIS recognizes Philippine-based extremist groups

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This file photo shows Filipino extremists who are allegedly linked to ISIS. File/Rappler
The release of the video could presage the announcement of a wilayat in the region soon

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 17, 2016) — A number of jihadist groups in the Philippines are now officially recognized by the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch), but the terror Continue reading ISIS recognizes Philippine-based extremist groups