Conflicts Archive

Abandoning their own in the face of death? Hapilon, Maute tried to flee the battlefield. Hostages provide pinpointed intelligence about both.

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Isnilon Hapilon and Omar maute killed in action. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announces the deaths. End of siege is quite near: AFP.

Hapilon and Omar Maute killed. * * * * * * * * * * *

US dares North Korea with mission inDMZ. Deepest foray near North Korean border. Treasury powers enhanced to ban defaulters.

North Korea defiant. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Troops capture Mosque and rescue priest. Jamaitul Islamia Marawi Foundation (JIMF) building too. Bato Mosque was command center for terrorists.

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Daredevil Captain sacrifices life to save colleague. Highest ranked officer to lose life. President Duterte visits hero’s mortal remains.

Daredevil lives up to his name. * * * * * * * * * *

Trump-managed Saudi-Qatari call creates dispute. Saudis suspend all over contacts with Qatar. Qatar established full diplomatic relations with Iran.

Qatari enthusiasm creates another dispute. * * * * * * * * * * *

Abdullah Maute killed in airstrike. No confirmation: Only intercepted Telegram. Omar Maute is still alive: Army.

Abdullah Maute succumbs in airstrike. * * * * * * * * * * *

Marawi siege down to the last 500 m: AFP chief. No way out; no way in. Exits and entry points sealed. Last ditch battle might be bloody and fierce.

Marawi being retaken. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Alert Level 1 issued and withdrawn for OFWs in Guam. All-clear on Tuesday. It’s business as usual: Cayetano.

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Lumad schools will not be bombed: Padilla. Illegal institutions preaching subversion, communism. Rule of law must prevail in our nation: Duterte.

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United States to provide drones and training. Steps to counter Islamic State led insurgency groups.

United States gives a helping hand. * * * * * * * * * *

Strategic Mapandi Bridge captured in Marawi. Troops, armaments move freely: Padilla. Focus on salvaging lives of hostages: Duterte.

Mapandi bridge in AFP control. * * * * * * * * * * *

NPA snatches guns from Iloilo Police Station. NDF had just announced cessation of hostilities. 12 firearms including 8 high-power guns taken away.

Iloilo attack opportunistic. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

NO TALKS: The government toughens stand. Troop reinforcements for last ditch battle. Deaths of civilians and military cannot be overlooked.

Talks not possible after so many deaths. * * * * * * * * *

NDF directs NPA to oppose foreign terrorists. Stop hostilities with government forces in Mindanao. Let us fight the enemy without engaging each other.

NDF to the rescue. * * * * * * * * * * * *

AFP and police nab Maute Bomb maker. Jadid Maute posed as fake student of Mindanao State University. Capability of terrorists significantly eroded: AFP.

Bomb maker nabbed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Israel likely to close down Al Jazeera. Bureau chief denies and counters allegations. Action against channel following Arab move.

Israel may follow Arab action. * * * * * * * * * * *

Hooded armed gunmen attack Resorts World, Manila. PNP engaged in gunfight with the attackers. No confirmed reports of the details of the ongoing incident.

Attack opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport. * * * * * * * * * *

Back channel talks on to secure release of hostages. Civil Society organizations helping to secure release. Widespread prayers for release of Priest and others.

Release of hostages sought. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Strict screening of evacuees to nab militants. Night curfew imposed by provincial government. Fleeing rebels using relatives to escape arrest.

Evacuees being checked meticulously. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Two Chinese warplanes intercept US plane. US surveillance plane continues unimpeded. Ist exercise under Freedom of Navigation.

Chinese warplanes confront US plane. PIcs: globalsecurity.org * * * * * * * * *

US ship sails 12 natical miles from Mischief Island. Ist “Freedom of navigation” exercise under Trump. China’s Mischief needs to be controlled.

Mischief Island in focus. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Visiting Forces Agreement with China not admissible: Carpio. Joint military exercises also not possible. Rights need to be asserted in West PH sea.

China not relenting, yet. * * * * * * * * * * * *

US to force Pyongyang to the negotiating table. THAAD interceptor systems deployed in S. Korea. Military action is now a real option on the table.

US readying for military action. * * * * * * * * * * *