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MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy

the mautes
THE MAUTES. From left to right: Cayamora, Farhana, Omar, Abdullah Maute.

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

Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute

troops in sulu
TROOPS IN SULU. President Rodrigo Duterte tells Joint Task Force Sulu of his offer to Muslim separatists and communist rebels to join the military. Malacañang photo

President Rodrigo Duterte also says MNLF, MILF, and NPA rebels can become soldiers, complete with salaries and housing benefits

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte accepted Nur Misuari’s offer to provide Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters to help the government’s fight against local criminal and terror groups in Marawi City. Continue reading Duterte accepts Misuari’s offer of MNLF fighters vs Maute