Sunday, December 20, 2015

FILIPINO OFFENSIVE

Philippine military says 26 militants killed in offensive

Stars and Stripes - ‎1 hour ago‎
U.S.-backed Philippine military offensives have weakened the Abu Sayyaf, but it has survived and remains a security threat. It's one of at least four small insurgent groups in the south outside of a peace deal the government signed last year with the ...

Philippine military says 26 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in offensive

Economic Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
MANILA: A Philippine military commander says a weeklong counterterrorism offensive in the country's south has left 26 Abu Sayyaf gunmen and three soldiers dead and ended with the capture of a major jungle training camp of the militants. Army Col.

Week-long assault captures extremist camp, claims 29 lives: Philippines military

AsiaOne - ‎14 hours ago‎
A total of 26 Abu Sayyaf fighters were slain, Tan said but the military was unable to recover their bodies. "The populace of the area, they confirmed it. They were buried at once according to Muslim tradition. Others were seen by our troops, being shot ...

Philippine military says 26 militants killed, including Malaysian Abu Anas

The Rakyat Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
The encampment had bunkers and could shelter more than 200 militants, regional military spokesman Maj Filemon Tan said. Isnilon is among a few Muslim militant commanders in the southern Philippines who have made a public oath of loyalty to IS and its ...

Malaysian jihadist among 26 Abu Sayyaf men killed in Basilan ops — military

Inquirer.net - ‎14 hours ago‎
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The military on Sunday confirmed the death of a Malaysian jihadist in the recent Basilan encounters. Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of Western Mindanao Command, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that 26 Abu Sayyaf ...