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Help stem movement of IS militants, urges US official

US counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales says Asean nations must be mindful of foreign fighters’ taking their fight elsewhere after losing in Marawi, Philippines.

Did foreign fighters enter south Philippines from Malaysia?

Esscom to verify this news report and is also closely monitoring route of planned ferry service between Kudat and Palawan.

Is Sabahan Amin Baco new IS regional emir?

The militant is reported by Philippine police to be still alive but the military thinks he is dead.

No such thing as ‘leaderless’ militant group, says ex-MILF member

A leader is appointed even among two militants out fetching drinking water, says a veteran of former insurgent organisation Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Unknown Malaysians may be among 39 straggling militants in Marawi

These Malaysians are believed to remain holed up in the city along with some Indonesians and local militants.

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Only a few dozen civilians could be seen on Tuesday morning on the outskirts of the the mostly destroyed eastern half of Marawi, where regular bursts of gunfire and occasional explosions could still be heard.

More details emerge on Malaysian militant, son in Marawi

Both father and son could speak Tagalog, says former hostage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IGP: 4 Malaysian militants still fighting in Marawi

He says police are waiting for confirmation of two Malaysians said to have been killed in fighting.

Malaysian Mahmud always talked about jihad, says rescued teacher

Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist would often come from the frontlines to the mosque where hostages were held to act as ustaz and lecture them, says former hostage.

Mahmud Ahmad sighted in Marawi by former hostage

According to the rescued hostage interviewed by Philippine journalists, Mahmud and two other Malaysians were frontline fighters.

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.

Wanted Malaysian militant still holed up in Marawi, say police

Anti-terror chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says several other Malaysians are still fighting Philippine forces in Marawi City.

Esscom on alert as Philippine military makes final push in Marawi...

The heavy offensive by Philippine security forces that includes airstrikes raises the possibility that militants will flee to the east coast of Sabah.

Esscom: Militant Abdullah Maute’s death in Marawi unconfirmed

Wanted by Malaysian security, Abdullah Maute, who had led attacks on Philippine city, was reported to have been killed in an airstrike last month.

Father of Philippine’s Maute leaders dies in government custody

The extent of his involvement in the group is not immediately clear but when he was arrested in June, a military spokesman expressed hope he could persuade his sons to stop fighting and surrender.

Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines to jointly patrol Sulu Sea from Tuesday

The move comes in the wake of increased militant activities in the region and the kidnapping-for-ransom actions of armed groups linked to the notorious Abu Sayyah militant group in the Philippines.

Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for...

The Maute group's attack is the biggest challenge faced by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte since coming to power last June.