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Philippine envoys talk with Islamist militant leader during brief Eid truce
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Philippine envoys talk with Islamist militant leader during brief Eid truce

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 air force drops bombs on govt troops, kills 10 in 'friendly fire'
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Philippines air force drops bombs on govt troops, kills 10 in 'friendly fire'

An air strike during Philippine military operations to drive Islamist rebels out of a southern city has killed 10 government troops, the defence minister said on Thursday, in a major blow to efforts to defeat fighters linked to the Islamic State group.

Philippines forces carry out 'surgical air strikes' on Islamist militants, martial law continues
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Philippines forces carry out 'surgical air strikes' on Islamist militants, martial law continues

The fighting erupted on Tuesday when dozens of gunmen went on a rampage throughout Marawi in response to an attempt by security forces to arrest IS leader.