Tag: Maute Group
US counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales says Asean nations must be mindful of foreign fighters’ taking their fight elsewhere after losing in Marawi, Philippines.
Esscom to verify this news report and is also closely monitoring route of planned ferry service between Kudat and Palawan.
The militant is reported by Philippine police to be still alive but the military thinks he is dead.
A leader is appointed even among two militants out fetching drinking water, says a veteran of former insurgent organisation Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
These Malaysians are believed to remain holed up in the city along with some Indonesians and local militants.
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.
Both father and son could speak Tagalog, says former hostage.
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 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.
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.
Philippine troops advancing on the last rebel stronghold in Marawi City have sparked fears of militants fleeing to Sabah.
He says police are waiting for confirmation of two Malaysians said to have been killed in fighting.
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.
According to the rescued hostage interviewed by Philippine journalists, Mahmud and two other Malaysians were frontline fighters.
Philippine armed forces chief Eduardo Ano says troops will not let Abu Sayyaf commander Isnilon Hapilon leave the city alive.
Philippine armed forces chief Eduardo Ano says this has been confirmed by captured militants.
Ketua angkatan tentera Filipina Eduardo Ano dilaporkan berkata Abdullah Maute disahkan terbunuh berdasarkan keterangan militan yang menyerah diri.
Anti-terror chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay says several other Malaysians are still fighting Philippine forces 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.
Wanted by Malaysian security, Abdullah Maute, who had led attacks on Philippine city, was reported to have been killed in an airstrike last month.
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.
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.
The Maute group's attack is the biggest challenge faced by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte since coming to power last June.
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