The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried. It’s also where the ISIS-linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — It took 17 years of negotiations before the government and Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed in 2014 a peace agreement that envisioned to address the roots of rebellion in Mindanao. Continue reading MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy→
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Murad Ebrahim says ISIS seeks to capitalize on growing frustration over the breakdown of efforts to end a decades-long Muslim separatist rebellion in Mindanao
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Mar. 7, 2016) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch) group is trying to establish a stronghold in the violence-racked southern Philippines, the head of the nation’s biggest Muslim rebel organization warned Monday, March 7.
The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is ‘growing stronger and expanding,’ say analysts
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 3, 2016) — Militants fighting in the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, IS, ISIL, or Da’esch) group are escalating attacks in the southern Philippines, analysts said, deepening fears for the volatile region after its main Muslim rebel group failed to seal a peace pact.
The MILF says some students and young professionals are encouraged to join ISIS out of frustration
MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Jan. 26, 2016) — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Tuesday, January 26, the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL or Da’esch) is indeed recruiting members in at least 3 provinces in Central Mindanao.
In a gathering somewhere in the mountains of Central Mindanao, Brother Asiong, spokesman for Red God’s Soldiers, leads over 300 men in burning the ISIS flag
CENTRAL MINDANAO, Philippines (Jan. 19, 2016) — Members of an armed Christian group here burned a flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday, January 19, to show their opposition to attacks by ISIS-inspired organizations against civilians and the reported plan of the terror group to set up its own province in the region.