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14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

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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

ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

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ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.
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.

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