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Mindanao Armed Conflict

9 terrorists, 8 MILF fighters killed in Maguindanao Sur encounters

COTABATO CITY - Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front killed nine Dawlah Islamiya terrorists and wounded six others in a series of encounters in a barangay along the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Delta over the weekend.

Eight members of the MILF, an erstwhile secessionist guerilla front compelled to help the government address security issues in areas where it has forces by its peace pact with Malacañang, perished in the gunfights.

MSU bombing suspect arrested – AFP

MANILA – Military troops on Wednesday arrested one of the suspects in the weekend bombing of the Mindanao State University (MSU) gymnasium that killed four persons and injured at least 50 others.

Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief Col. Xerxes Trinidad identified the suspect as Jafar Gamo Sultan alias "Jaf" and "Kurot."

9 Dawlah Islamiyah patay sa AFP operation sa Liguasan marsh

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Nasa siyam na miyembro ng Dawlah Islamiyah ang nasawi sa offensive operation ng militar sa Liguasan marsh kahapon ng madaling araw.

Bukod dito, ayon kay 602nd Civil Military Operation Officer Captain Dexter Ruma, may sampo rin ang naiulat na sugatan at inaalam na kung saang pinakamalapit na ospital isinugod.

Umatras ang terorista sa gitnang bahagi ng Liguasan matapos ang limang Oras na air and ground assault ng militar.

Dahil dito, mayroong isangdaan na mga pamilya ang lumikas mula sa Barangay Dalgan, Pagalaungna, Maguindanao Del Sur.

SK gov offers P1-M for arrest of MSU bombers

KORONADAL CITY  – A P1 million reward will be given for any information on the identification, whereabouts, and eventual arrest of persons behind the Marawi City bombing.

The offer was made by Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu during the Soccsksargen Regional Development Council (RDC-12) meeting here on Monday.

He said the reward money will hopefully help fast-track the investigation so that justice will be served to the victims of the Dec. 3 IED explosion during the Catholic mass inside the Dimaporo gymnasium that left four dead and over 40 injured.

Successful military operation thwarts simultaneous Daulah Islamiyah's holiday terrorist plot

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – In a swift and highly successful military operation on December 1, 2023, the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division of the Philippine Army, in collaboration with Joint Task Force Central, effectively thwarted a planned terrorist attack by the Daulah Islamiyah – Philippines group. The operation, executed by units under the 6ID/JTF-Central, and led by division commander Major General Alex S. Rillera, resulted in the neutralization of high-ranking leaders and members of the extremist group.

AFP, PNP verifying ISIS claims in Marawi blast

COTABATO CITY - Patuloy na bineberipika ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ang ulat na pag-ako ng Islamic State militants o ISIS na sila ang nasa likod nang pagpapasabog sa Mindanao State University sa Marawi kahapon.

Isa din sa sinusundang anggulo ng ang posibleng pagkakasangkot ng Daula-Islamiya- Maute Terror Group sa insidente.

Tinutukoy pa rin sa ngayon ng militar katuwang ang PNP ang bomb signature sa nasabing pagpapasabog upang makakatulong sa pagtukoy ng mga responsable sa terroristic attack.

21 Dawlah men neutralized before Marawi City campus bombing

COTABATO CITY - The deadly bombing of Christian worshipers in Marawi City on Sunday came after state forces had killed up to 21 religious extremists in separate operations in Mindanao since June, among them the “emir” of the Dawlah Islamiya, wanted for 36 high-profile criminal cases in different courts.

Dawlah Islamiya behind deadly worship rite bombing? Some say so

COTABATO CITY - Four Christian worshipers got killed while 42 others were hurt when a powerful explosion ripped through a gymnasium in a state-run university in Marawi City on Sunday morning.

Non-Muslim students and faculty members of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur, are free to use the large gymnasium on their campus for Sunday worship rites and during religious holidays.

Caritas Philippines condemns bombing in Marawi

MANILA Caritas Philippines, the humanitarian, development, and advocacy arm of the Catholic Church in the Philippines condemns in strongest terms the bombing inside Dimaporo Gymnasium inside the Mindanao State University, where a Catholic mass was being held.

“I am appalled by the blatant act of terror that the perpetrators were able to commit especially at this time when we are celebrating the Mindanao Week of Peace!” Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, president of Caritas Philippines, said in a statement this morning.

BARMM chief minister, Lanao Sur governor condemn MSU bombing

COTABATO CITY - Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has condemned the MSU-Marawi gymnasium bombing.

“I condemn in the strongest terms these atrocious and cowardly acts. We stand firm and united against any form of violence and extremism that threatens the peace and harmony of our society,” Ebrahim said.

“Such acts not only take away innocent lives but also sow fear and discord among our people,” he added.

He said the regional government “was saddened and troubled by the devastating news.”

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