May 28, 2017 · The black flag of ISIS has been raised in the Philippines and fears are growing that the group is succeeding in extending its influence into Southeast Asia.
Oct 23, 2017 · DATU SALIBO, Philippines — The leader of the Islamic State in the Philippines, Isnilon Hapilon, is dead. The city his forces seized, Marawi, on the island of …
Jun 25, 2017 · As the battle for the southern Philippines city enters its fifth week, the military costs are beginning to stack up.
“The dream of the Maute Group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS and its flag, is to transform Mindanao into an Islamic state,” said Jose Calida, solicitor-general of the Philippines.
The real danger is that ISIS will use Marawi this as a springboard into Southeast Asia. As it loses ground in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is promising a pivot to Asia, opening up new battlegrounds.
Jun 15, 2017 · President Trump has supported Mr. Duterte, including his use of extrajudicial killings to fight the drug trade, and he has intensified the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
Five months ago, a group of pro-ISIS militants took control of parts of the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Today, the fighting is over, but the city is in ruins.