Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader World

Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader

Philippine troops have killed Moammar Askali, a key commander of Abu Sayyaf militant group, in a clash on the resort island of Bohol in the country’s central region.
Philippines cracks down on extremist group World

Philippines cracks down on extremist group

The Philippine military recently launched air and ground operation in the southern province of Maguindanao, killing 21 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Philippine President condemns Islamist group World

Philippine President condemns Islamist group

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised on February 28 for failing to rescue German hostage Jurgen Kantner from the militant group Abu Sayyaf, but insisted not paying a ransom was the correct decision.
Philippine army resumes assaults on rebel group World

Philippine army resumes assaults on rebel group

Philippine troops have resumed assaults against the New People’s Army (NPA), killing at least one gunman and capturing one of its leaders after President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled peace talks with the rebel group, said military officials on February 6.
Philippines, US carry out military drill World

Philippines, US carry out military drill

A joint landing military exercise between the Philippines and the US, called Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise 33 (or PHIBLEX), was launched on October 4.