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singapore: australia stands "ready to assist" the philippines as government forces battle islamic state-linked militants in the country's south, defence minister marise payne says.the threat from north korea, anxiety over a coercive china and the threat of terrorism dominated talks between australia and other regional countries at a security summit in singapore over the past two days. a philippine marine signals his men to slow down as they near a corner at the frontline in marawi city on sunday. photo: apspeaking at the end of her and mr turnbull's visit to singapore, ms payne said on saturday night that the concern about north korea and the issue of returning foreign fighters were the two biggest causes of concern raised with her.the current battle in the southern city of marawi between...

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philippine president rodrigo duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of mindanao after about 100 muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. the emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman ernesto abella, who made the announcement on tuesday from russia, where duterte was on a scheduled four-day official visit.the president "has already declared martial law for the entire island of mindanao", abella said. read more: abu sayyaf captive beheaded in philippines philippines: rodrigo duterte vows daily executions"this is possible on the grounds of the existence of rebellion," he added.duterte cut short his trip to russia, foreign secretary alan peter cayetano said....

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philippine president rodrigo duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of mindanao after about 100 muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. the emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman ernesto abella, who made the announcement on tuesday from russia, where duterte was on a scheduled four-day official visit.the president "has already declared martial law for the entire island of mindanao", abella said. abu sayyaf captive beheaded in philippines "this is possible on the grounds of the existence of rebellion," he added.duterte cut short his trip to russia, foreign secretary alan peter cayetano said. "the president feels that he is needed in manila as soon as ...

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on tuesday, rodrigo duterte, the president of the philippines, declared martial law on the entire southern island of mindanao after government troops clashed with isis-linked islamists earlier in the day.cnn reported on the controversial leader’s move in a tuesday write-up. filipino military forces raided a building in the city of marawai, targeting members of the maute group, an islamic extremist group that uses the black flag of isis. the militants counter-attacked and “set fire to a school, a church and a detention facility,” according to a tuesday report from reuters.members of the group displayed the isis flag on tuesday during their confrontation with filipino troops, as you’ll see in one of the photos shared here:the reuters article also noted that “the maute and abu sayya...

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philippine president rodrigo duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of mindanao after about 100 muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. the emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman ernesto abella, who made the announcement on tuesday from russia, where duterte was on a scheduled four-day official visit.the president "has already declared martial law for the entire island of mindanao", abella said.read more: abu sayyaf captive beheaded in philippines "this is possible on the grounds of the existence of rebellion," he added.duterte cut short his trip to russia, foreign secretary alan peter cayetano said. "the president feels that he is needed in manila a...

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manila: philippine president rodrigo duterte declared martial law on tuesday in the southern region of mindanao, where security forces have been battling daesh group-linked militants, his spokesman said.“as of 10pm manila time duterte has declared martial law for the entire island of mindanao,” spokesman ernesto abella said in a nationally televised briefing from moscow where the president was on an official visit.abella said martial law would be in place for 60 days.mindanao is made up of a large islands of the same name, plus a number of smaller islands, and the region makes up roughly one third of the country. he later clarified martial law applied to all of the mindanao region.abella said duterte would cut short his trip to moscow and return to the philippines.the announcement came...

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'what is happening in mindanao is no longer a rebellion of filipino citizens,' says solicitor general armoured personnel carrier (apc) drives out at a military camp to reinforce government soldiers on their continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called maute group, who has taken over large parts of the city, in marawi, philippines may 26, 2017.marawi, philippines:  foreigners are among rebels battling security forces in a southern philippine city, the government said friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.president rodrigo duterte imposed martial law across the southern region of mindanao on tuesday, hours after gunmen loyal to daesh rampaged through marawi city in response to a raid on one of their safe houses."what is happening in mindanao is n...

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davao, philippines — tirmizy abdullah, a teacher in marawi, wants to know what has happened to his city and why the philippine military keeps dropping bombs on it.“they should have been able to end this conflict days ago,” said abdullah, 27, speaking by phone friday from his home, within earshot of fighting between government troops and forces linked to the islamic state. “we are very frustrated with the airstrike campaign because it is putting civilians at risk, it is destroying our town, and still the battle is not over. we are never sure what the government is actually doing.”ten days after president rodrigo duterte declared martial law on the southern island of mindanao to respond to an islamist siege in marawi, the capital of mindanao’s lanao del sur province, much of the ...

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davao, philippines — tirmizy abdullah, a teacher in marawi, wants to know what has happened to his city and why the philippine military keeps dropping bombs on it.“they should have been able to end this conflict days ago,” said abdullah, 27, speaking by phone friday from his home, within earshot of fighting between government troops and forces linked to the islamic state. “we are very frustrated with the airstrike campaign because it is putting civilians at risk, it is destroying our town, and still the battle is not over. we are never sure what the government is actually doing.”ten days after president rodrigo duterte declared martial law on the southern island of mindanao to respond to an islamist siege in marawi, the capital of mindanao’s lanao del sur province, much of the ...

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"it would not be any different from what president [ferdinand] marcos did," declared philippine president rodrigo duterte shortly after declaring martial law across the restive island of mindanao. "i'd be harsh," he warned.the tough-talking filipino president was on a five-day trip to moscow, when news broke out that the maute, an armed group affiliated with the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis), laid siege to the city of marawi, the biggest urban centre in the muslim-majority provinces of the philippines.at first, the philippine military tried to play down the situation by claiming that everything was under control. yet, as hours went by, it became increasingly clear that the armed group was far from subdued, as it was still rampaging across the city, taking...

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on may 24, the day after armed fighters laid siege to the city of marawi in southern philippines, a military spokesman denied the presence of the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) in the country."categorically we are saying, we do not have isis in the philippines," declared colonel edgard arevalo."when we call them isis, we are only making them famous," arevalo told reporters, repeating previous assertions that isil had nothing to do with the maute armed group and its ally abu sayyaf group, who operate in the southern mindanao province.philippine president rodrigo duterte declared martial law on the province a day after the deadly siege of marawi, a mainly muslim city of about 200,000 people.contradicting arevalo, duterte said the arrival of isil in the coun...

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philippines president vows situation in mindanao would be similar to ferdinand marcos’ dictatorshipphilippine president rodrigo duterte.manila: philippine president rodrigo duterte said wednesday martial law in the southern region of mindanao could last a year, as he vowed it would be similar to the late ferdinand marcos’s dictatorship.“if it would take a year to do it, if it’s over within a month, then i’d be happy,” duterte said in a video posted online by the government.addressing “our fellow filipinos”, duterte told them they had experienced martial law during the two-decade marcos presidency, which ended with a “people power” revolution in 1986.“it could not be any different from what president marcos did,” he said in the video, which was recorded just before c...

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the philippine president has threatened to impose martial law nationwide to combat a serious threat in the southern region of mindanao after fighters there beheaded a police officer and took churchgoers hostage.the ongoing violence has forced thousands to flee the city of marawi, located about 816km south of the capital manila."i will not hesitate to do anything and everything to protect and preserve the filipino nation," rodrigo duterte said on wednesday after arriving back in manila from his trip to russia. read more: children and duterte's drug war - lessons from the past "i might declare martial law throughout the country to protect the people."duterte declared martial law on tuesday in mindanao - which makes up roughly one third of the philippines and is home to 20 million people - ...

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the philippine president has threatened to impose martial law nationwide to combat a serious threat in the southern region of mindanao after fighters there beheaded a police officer and took churchgoers hostage.the ongoing violence has forced thousands to flee the city of marawi, located about 816km south of the capital manila."i will not hesitate to do anything and everything to protect and preserve the filipino nation," rodrigo duterte said on wednesday after arriving back in manila from his trip to russia. read more: children and duterte's drug war - lessons from the past "i might declare martial law throughout the country to protect the people."duterte declared martial law on tuesday in mindanao - which makes up roughly one third of the philippines and is home to 20 million people - ...

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foreign fighters were among local gunmen clashing with the philippine army in mindanao island, authorities said on friday, in a rare admission that outsiders were collaborating with domestic groups.military officials said malaysians and indonesians were among six killed on thursday in battles that have raged for four days in marawi city, where the army has been trying to flush out rebels of the maute and abu sayyaf armed groups, which are linked to islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis).the philippines has deployed attack helicopters and special forces to drive the gunmen out of the besieged southern city of 200,000 people, with at least 11 soldiers and 31 fighters killed."before it was just a local terrorist group. but now they have subscribed to the ideology of i...

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manila — since winning the presidency a year ago, the words “martial law” have rarely been far from rodrigo duterte’s lips. amid calls to “slaughter” criminal suspects, the philippine president has often mused about the possibility of declaring it, casting himself as a reluctant savior, the strongman who does not want to take charge — but would.on tuesday evening, after clashes between security forces and islamist insurgents left three dead, he fulfilled his own prediction, declaring martial law across a vast swath of the southern philippines. on wednesday, he said the law would be as “harsh” as it was under ferdinand marcos, the former dictator whose martial law-era abuses still loom large.“i will not allow the country to go to the dogs,” duterte said at a news con...

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philippine president rodrigo duterte has warned he would deal harshly with militants, after declaring martial law on mindanao island following a failed raid on a hideout of isis-linked rebels.duterte cut short a visit to russia and placed the southern island of 22 million people under military rule on tuesday, and said he would keep it that way for a year if necessary.fighting abated in the mainly muslim city of marawi as troops sought to contain dozens of rebels of the maute group, who escaped a botched raid on tuesday on an apartment and took over streets, bridges and buildings and sought to block army reinforcements.duterte is a mindanao native and has long threatened martial law to destroy two groups linked to isis, which he warns is trying to gain a foothold in the philippines.he said...

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a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by gunmen in marawi city, on the island of mindanao in southern philippines, as thousands of residents fled ongoing unrest that prompted president rodrigo duterte to declare martial law in the region.the violence erupted on tuesday after the army raided the hideout of isnilon hapilon, a commander of the abu sayyaf group, which has pledged allegiance to isil. abu sayyaf fighters called for reinforcements from an allied group, the maute, and dozens of gunmen managed to enter marawi, home to about 200,000 people.clashes between security forces and about 100 fighters ensued, leaving at least three members of the security forces dead. the attackers reportedly burned a catholic church, the city jail, and two schools, as well as occupied t...

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manila—foreign fighters have joined an islamic state-linked militant group occupying a southern philippine city and are seeking to turn the island of mindanao into a caliphate, a government official said, calling the development an invasion.while foreign fighters have long been suspected of joining militant groups in lawless parts of mindanao, the government’s announcement escalates a fragile situation in a region where troops are......

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the philippines’ president rodrigo duterte declared martial law in the southern island of mindanao on tuesday, after a group of militants affiliated to the islamic state militant group (isis) stormed the island’s capital city. after philippine troops raided a hideout in search of isnilon hapilon, who is reportedly the islamic state leader in southeast asia, fighters…...

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a philippines politician said residents fleeing besieged marawi city have seen about 100 dead bodies in an area where the army and isil-linked fighters have clashed in the last three weeks.zia alonto adiong, a local politician who is helping with relief efforts in marawi, told reporters on thursday that 500-1,000 people were still trapped in the city, located on the southern island of mindanao."dead bodies, at least 100, are scattered around the encounter area," adiong said.volunteers have been trying to extricate hundreds of civilians caught in the crossfire via "peace corridors", adiong said, but many of those trapped were still opting to hide rather than risk being discovered by the fighters.most residents, however, have run out of food and water, adiong added. view more- marawi siege:...

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expats from mindanao island believe that duterte will crush the rebel uprising theredubai: filipinos in the uae who hail from mindanao island — where martial law has been declared following violence from militants — say that they are confident that their government can handle the fragile situation.on tuesday, president rodrigo duterte imposed a 60-day period of martial law on the island.the announcement came after militant groups — some of which pledged support for daesh — tore through the muslim-majority city of marawi.thousands of residents have been evacuated as the army pushes back against the militants.duterte, himself a mindanaoan, announced on wednesday that martial law could be rolled out across the entire country. martial law has not been declared in the philippines since ...

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manila—philippine president rodrigo duterte declared martial law in the southern island of mindanao following fighting between the army and an islamic state-linked militant group.the declaration, in effect for 60 days, follows a battle between government troops and militants from the armed rebel maute group, which took place in a small southern city on tuesday. fighters from the group clashed with the country’s police and......

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philippines president rodrigo duterte — congratulated last month by u.s. president donald trump for his murderous war on drugs — told his soldiers he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing martial law.the remark, though apparently intended as humor, drew stinging rebukes from human rights and women’s organizations.duterte made his comment in a rambling speech friday on the island of mindanao, where he imposed martial law last tuesday to battle militants linked to the islamic state.if any of them were to rape three women, he said, he would personally claim responsibility for the attacks, according to a transcript of the speech released by the president’s office, the guardian reported.“fight, and i will pray for you and i will answer for everything,” he said at on...

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philippines president rodrigo duterte — congratulated last month by donald trump for his murderous war on drugs — told his soldiers that he will back them up if they rape women while enforcing martial law.it was apparently intended as humor, and drew stinging rebukes from human rights and women’s organizations.duterte promised to back up his men in a rambling speech delivered friday on the island of mindanao, where he imposed martial law last tuesday to battle militants linked to the islamic state.if any of them were to rape three women, he said, he would personally claim responsibility for the attacks, according to a transcript of the speech released by the president’s office, the guardian reported.“fight, and i will pray for you and i will answer for everything,” he said at...

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manila—philippine president rodrigo duterte declared martial law in the southern island of mindanao on tuesday, following fighting between the army and an islamic state-linked militant group.the declaration, to take effect for 60 days, follows a battle between government troops and militants from the armed rebel maute group, which took place in a small southern city on tuesday. fighters from the group clashed with the......

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a philippine soldier scans the streets for a sniper on june 6 in marawi city on the southern philippines island of mindanao. (jes aznar/getty images)the united states is grappling with a hardening reality: islamic state terrorism is on the rise in southeast asia, and it could worsen as foreign fighters abandon the battlefields of iraq and syria for new regions.the issue has snapped sharply into focus in the past three weeks, as militants and philippine security forces have been locked in a bloody fight for marawi, a lakeside city of about 200,000 people in the southern philippines.philippine president rodrigo duterte declared martial law may 23 on mindanao, hundreds of people have been killed, and most residents have fled. philippine aircraft, including the vietnam war-era ov-10 bronco, ha...

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bangkok: philippine president rodrigo duterte has joked with troops imposing martial law across his country's violence-hit south that they could rape up to three women, provoking online outrage."not funny. ever," chelsea clinton, the daughter of former us president bill clinton, wrote on twitter.corby's instagram shows media frenzy from the insidevideo duration01:38previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:19philippines declares martial law on ...philippines declares martial law on mindanao islandphilippine president rodrigo duterte declares martial law on the island of mindanao after deadly clashes between militants and troops.corby's instagram shows media frenzy from the insidevideo duration01:38video duration01:38corby's instagram shows media frenzy from ...corby's instagram shows medi...

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philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where fighters linked to isil launched a bloody siege a week ago, as fears grow for hundreds of people unable to escape the violence.reports on monday said that 24 civilians were among the 105 killed in the fighting between the military and fighters of the maute armed group.most of marawi's 200,000 people have left the city but up to 2,000 people were stranded in areas controlled by maute fighters, according to zia alonto adiong, a politician coordinating efforts to evacuate civilians."they are texting us and calling us for help," he said."they can't leave because they are afraid of running into checkpoints put up by the gunmen." read more: mindanao crisis - a city on fire the trapped civilians were without food, and wanted the...

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philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where fighters linked to isil launched a bloody siege a week ago, as fears grow for hundreds of people unable to escape the violence.reports on monday said that 24 civilians were among the 105 killed in the fighting between the military and fighters of the maute armed group.most of marawi's 200,000 people have left the city but up to 2,000 people were stranded in areas controlled by maute fighters, according to zia alonto adiong, a politician coordinating efforts to evacuate civilians."they are texting us and calling us for help," he said."they can't leave because they are afraid of running into checkpoints put up by the gunmen." read more: mindanao crisis - a city on fire the trapped civilians were without food, and wanted the...

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the philippine government has declared martial law in the southern mindanao region where its military has been battling fighters linked to the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis).for millions of filipinos the term 'martial law' often conjures up the military rule of former leader ferdinad marcos.but president rodridgo duterte says it is necessary to end "contamination" by isil.the city of marawi has been under siege by armed groups since a military raid on tuesday.what is next for the government?presenter: richelle careyguest:brigadier-general restituto padilla - spokesman for the philippine militaryrichard heydarian - professor of political science at manila's de la salle universityanders corrs - principal of corr analyticsharry roque - member of the 17th congr...

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the philippine government has declared martial law in the southern mindanao region where its military has been battling fighters linked to the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis).for millions of filipinos the term 'martial law' often conjures up the military rule of former leader ferdinand marcos.but president rodrigo duterte says it is necessary to end "contamination" by isil.the city of marawi has been under siege by armed groups since a military raid on tuesday.what is next for the government?presenter: richelle careyguest:brigadier-general restituto padilla - spokesman for the philippine militaryrichard heydarian - professor of political science at manila's de la salle universityanders corrs - principal of corr analyticsharry roque - member of the 17th congr...

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manila — casting himself as his nation’s savior, president rodrigo duterte on wednesday said he was prepared to extend martial law to all the philippines if necessary. “i will not allow the country to go to the dogs,” he said.since winning the presidency a year ago, the words “martial law” have rarely been far from duterte’s lips. on tuesday, as fighting broke out between the army and islamist insurgents, he cut short a trip to moscow and fulfilled his own prediction, declaring martial law across a vast swath of the southern philippines. at least 21 people have been reported killed in the fighting.on wednesday, as insurgents rampaged through the city of marawi, reportedly taking a catholic priest and worshipers hostage and torching buildings, duterte told filipinos the law wo...

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