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State police chief Ramli Din says they have not received any report that stateless children born in Sabah had returned to the Philippines and fought in Marawi.
He is also said to be renewing efforts to create an IS alliance of militant groups in Mindanao.
Esscom and other agencies such as the Special Branch will expose them to what they can and should do to assist the security authorities.
Esscom commander DCP Hazani Ghazali urges public to 'stick their noses in other people’s business' in safety and security matters.
Radical volunteers from Malaysia, Indonesia and other Muslim countries are helping the new pact comprising pro-IS groups and communists, says Filipino expert.
Former hostage says if Amin's teenage son is still alive and hiding in Basilan, chances are that the militant is there as well.
Pawel Wojcik, an analyst on terrorism issues says the use of such warfare is not a recent development as it has been favoured by the Islamic State for a long time.
His whereabouts are unknown but he could be among dozens of militants, a captured Indonesian militant said are still hiding in Marawi.
These Malaysians are believed to remain holed up in the city along with some Indonesians and local militants.
The boy is aged about 13, carries a gun and always keeps close to his father, says a former hostage.
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.
Philippine authorities checking bodies of slain militants in attempt to identify the elusive Malaysian terrorist.
Authorities say they are verifying the identity of 13 terrorists who were killed in overnight operations in Marawi.
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.
Mahmud Ahmad is believed to be still alive, and fighting Philippine troops along with a dwindling militant force in Marawi city, southern Philippines.
Malaysian police believe five Malaysians still holed up in Marawi city.
The heavy offensive by Philippine security forces that includes airstrikes raises the possibility that militants will flee to the east coast of Sabah.
EssCom and police Special Branch want information from the two Indonesian fishermen kidnapped from a Malaysian-registered boat in Sabah’s east coast waters last November.