Top News:

How Philippines is taking on ISIS linked deadly Maute group, take a look

By:
Fri June 16 2017, 4:45 pm
  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    When Philippines troops advanced on positions held by Islamist militants in a southern city last Friday they were caught in a kill zone. So far thirteen soldiers died and about 40 were wounded during a 14-hour battle that showed recapturing Marawi City from an estimated 150-200 Islamic State militants was becoming harder by the day. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    The troops were hit by rocket propelled grenades and came under sniper fire as they crossed bridges over the Agus river toward the city's commercial centre, an area held by the militants since May 23. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    The offensive to retake the town, in the middle of the southern Philippines region of Mindanao, is now in its fourth week. And, the longer the militants hold out, the more President Rodrigo Duterte's image as a strong man could suffer. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    During last Friday's assault, Technical Sergeant Mahamud Darang said his armoured carrier came under fire from a black-clad militant firing rocket-propelled grenades as a column of troops crossed the Agus River toward the commercial centre of Marawi City, an area held by the militants since May 23. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    Some US special forces soldiers are providing technical support in Marawi under a long-standing arrangement, and a P3 Orion spy plane and drone aircraft have provided reconnaissance, but US troops are not directly involved in the fighting. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    The military says 310 people have been killed, including 59 soldiers, 225 militants and 26 civilians. Residents who have fled the shattered city said they have seen least 100 bodies in the rubble and in battle zones. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, a military spokesman, said on Thursday that the army had retaken higher ground to the east of the city, reducing the enemy's field of fire. Three bridges over the Agus were also now under the army's control, Herrera said. Military officials say they have been joined by battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from as far away as Yemen and Morocco. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    The military says its attacks have to be tempered with caution because of civilians trapped in the cross-fire and because it does not want to assault one of the city's numerous mosques. The most fearsome weapon the militants have is a sniper rifle modelled on the U.S.-made .50 caliber Barrett. (Reuters)

  • ISIS, Marawi City, Philippines, molotov cocktails, no-donate-link, Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, sniper fire, Hapilon Isnilon, United States Defense and Military Forces, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Sayyaf, Isnilon Hapilon, US Military, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State

    Although the military has said it has thrown a cordon around the city, the militants appeared to have good stocks of food and ammunition. The assault on Marawi began just before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when many Muslim families store food because they do not eat in daylight hours. (Reuters)

  1. P
    PAREED
    Jun 18, 2017 at 4:57 am
    ALL WAHABI FI MOUDOODI ELEMENTS ARE TO BE BANNED IN OUR COUNTRY.ISLAMIC STATE HAS NO CONNECTION WITH ISLAM.IT IS BETTER TO BAN ALL BOOKS BY KHOMENI AND KARADAVI AND MOUDOODI IN INDIA
    Reply

Go to Top