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Analysts: Malaysian militant Amin Baco on the move in Mindanao

They say he may be trying to avoid capture and help with militants’ morale and training in other areas.

Amin Baco touted as one of 2 militants looking to be...

Analyst says Philippine military declining to name the two, perhaps to avoid embarrassment that Malaysian militant Amin escaped Marawi.

Esscom to create island post to stop militants

This is in response to wanted militant Amin Baco’s re-entry into Sabah to pick up his son at his family home before taking him back to southern Philippines.

Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in killing off the extremists, the Philippines had “nipped the budding infrastructure and defeated terrorism”.

Malaysian militant Amin Baco cornered by troops in Marawi

Amin who hails from Sabah and is said to be the leader of the remaining militants in the city, is in negotiation with the Philippine military to surrender.

Military: Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently

Only 20 insurgents remained in a small area in Marawi City, including five “significant” figures, and three battalions of troops were closing in on their positions, said Lieutenant-General Carlito Galvez.

Philippine forces hunt for Malaysian militant in Marawi

Mohd Amin Baco, a Sabahan, is believed to be a ‘prominent terrorist leader’ among the Islamic State-linked insurgents who remain in the southern Philippine city.

10 militan di Marawi serah diri, Mahmud Ahmad tak dapat dikesan

Difahamkan, pencarian Mahmud Ahmad kini beralih ke pejabat koroner, di mana pihak berkuasa cuba mengenal pasti 13 mayat disyaki militan yang terbunuh dalam serangan kerajaan semalam.

10 militants surrender in Marawi, whereabouts of Mahmud still unknown

Philippine authorities checking bodies of slain militants in attempt to identify the elusive Malaysian terrorist.

Marawi: City destroyed in Philippines’ longest urban war

The scenes evoked pictures of destruction in war-torn Middle Eastern cities like Aleppo and Mosul.

Military: Malaysian terrorist Mahmud Ahmad may have been killed

Authorities say they are verifying the identity of 13 terrorists who were killed in overnight operations in Marawi.

Malaysian terrorist Mahmud Ahmad likely still in Marawi

Malaysia's most wanted terrorist is said to be the only high-value target still in the southern Philippine city.

Commandos who killed Isnilon and Omar tell their story

The Philippine commandos say they only found out later that they had downed the country’s most wanted militant leaders during the shootout in Marawi.

Philippines’ Duterte says city ‘liberated’ after siege

Duterte's announcement came just hours after the military said it was still hunting down 20 to 30 fighters in the battle zone, including Malaysian militant leader Mahmud Ahmad.

Philippine troops hunt IS ‘financier’ in rebel city

Mahmud Ahmad is the top remaining target for Philippine forces battling to end the nearly five-month siege of Marawi that has claimed more than 1,000 lives and left the Muslim-majority city in ruins.

Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad may be IS emir for Southeast Asia

Regional security expert Zachary Abuza says the deaths of terror leaders Isnilon Hapilon and the Maute brothers have left a void in the leadership position.

IS a threat to Southeast Asia despite leader’s death, say analysts

Terrorism expert Kumar Ramakrishna, says IS-linked militants there will regroup and lay low temporarily while rebuilding their strength.

Battle for Marawi: Bitter siege that left a city in ruins

Here are the key moments in the battle for Marawi that has left more than 1,000 people killed and 400,000 residents displaced, and the city in ruins.

IGP: Bukit Aman giving Sabah special anti-terrorism focus

Philippine troops advancing on the last rebel stronghold in Marawi City have sparked fears of militants fleeing to Sabah.

Militan Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute disahkan maut di Marawi

Isnilon Hapilon yang dikehendaki Esscom dan pengasas kumpulan militan Maute, Omar Maute dilaporkan dibunuh tentera Filipina yang dalam misi menyelamatkan tebusan di Marawi.

Report: Abu Sayyaf leader trapped in Marawi City

Philippine armed forces chief Eduardo Ano says troops will not let Abu Sayyaf commander Isnilon Hapilon leave the city alive.

Marawi siege: Militant leader Abdullah Maute confirmed dead

Philippine armed forces chief Eduardo Ano says this has been confirmed by captured militants.

Marawi: Pemimpin militan Abdullah Maute disahkan mati

Ketua angkatan tentera Filipina Eduardo Ano dilaporkan berkata Abdullah Maute disahkan terbunuh berdasarkan keterangan militan yang menyerah diri.

Esscom welcomes opening of sea borders to hunt criminals

The opening of Philippine, Malaysia and Indonesia borders will allow security forces to enter each other’s waters while in hot pursuit of criminal elements.