Life limping back to normalcy in Philippines' Marawi after five-month long war against Islamic State
Defence chiefs announced on Monday that the fighting, which claimed more than 1,100 lives and left the eastern half of Marawi in ruins, had ended following a final clash in a mosque in which dozens of gunmen were killed.
A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended on Monday.
Philippine troops Sunday bombed militants loyal to the Islamic State group who have held out for over four months in a southern city and the military said the conflict would be over "very soon".
Philippine troops bombed militants loyal to the Islamic State group who have held out for over four months in a southern city and the military said the conflict would be over "very soon".
The Philippine military has captured the command centre of Islamic State group supporters who have besieged a southern city for nearly four months
Philippines military needs 20,000 more troops to tackle Islamic State seige in Marawi, says president Duterte
The militants, waving the black Islamic State flag, have occupied parts of Marawi since 23 May, prompting Duterte to declare martial law in the entire southern region of Mindanao.
Indonesia and Australia co- hosted a counter-terrorism meeting on Friday to address the rising threat of foreign fighters
A Philippine air force fighter jet missed its target in an airstrike Wednesday against Islamic State group-aligned militants in southern Marawi city, killing two soldiers who were hit by debris from a building where they were taking cover, military officials said.
Casualties among children and civilians forced to take up arms could not be ruled out, said Philippines military spokesperson.
Snipers in high-rise buildings are the main problem facing Philippine forces battling to crush pro-Islamic State fighters who have occupied Marawi for more than a month
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte last month vowed to "crush" the militants, but several deadlines have already been missed to end a conflict that has left scores dead and forced some 4,00,000 people from their homes
The Philippines and Indonesia will jointly patrol the Celebes Sea this week to stop Islamist militants reaching the Philippines' restive southern island of Mindanao, where rebels have seized a city, an army spokesman said on Sunday
Decapitated civilians found in Islamic State-held Philippines town, even as troops retake lost ground
Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel "atrocities" could rise sharply as troops retake more ground
Father Teresito "Chito" Suganob, a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi, was taken hostage along with some parishioners early in the siege.
Philippine emissaries met on Sunday with a leader of a militant group loyal to Islamic State, officials said, taking advantage of a short truce in a battle over a southern city occupied by rebels for more than a month.
Philippines violence: Fighting between govt forces and militants decreases as troops mark Eid al-Fitr
Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and are holding several students hostage
Philippine troops pounded Islamist militants holding parts of Marawi city with air strikes and artillery on Saturday as death toll rose to more than 300
Christians in a Philippines town are disguising themselves by borrowing hijabs to escape the Islamic State (IS), that has been holding 1,500 people hostage
Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines entered its fourth week on Tuesday with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip of Islamist fighters on downtown precincts despite relentless bombing.