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MANILA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf have freed two Indonesian men who had been held hostage in the southern Philippines for more than a year, the military said on Saturday. A military report said the two victims were reportedly freed late Friday in an undisclosed village in ...
the Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in The Philippines from "Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines" to "Operation Pacific Eagle," marking a new phase of counterterrorism efforts here and in the region. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the intensified US ...

Debris flies in the air as Philippine Air Force fighter jets bomb suspected locations of militants in the southern city of Marawi on June 9, 2017. Months after "neutralizing" the Daesh-linked militants, The Philippines is again on alert over fresh terror threats in the south. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) ...
Islamabad: The 5th round of the Pakistan-Philippines Bilateral Policy Consultations was held in Islamabad today, where The Philippines appreciated Pakistan's role in the fight against terrorism and sacrifices rendered by it in this regard. According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan ...
MANILA, Philippines -- The country faces a terrorist threat, and it's "coming in very fast," with the warning issued by President Duterte himself. ... the armed forces of The Philippines and the Philippine National police, is that in this matter of security against terrorism, it will be no quarters asked, no quarters ...
The Philippine military on Thursday warned of an influx of foreign terrorists into Mindanao, the second largest island of the country, in the guise of donors, tourists, and traders, just to name a few. Earlier, the military intelligence unit of the armed forces of The Philippines reported that nearly 50 foreign ...

MANILA, Philippines -- The government has monitored 48 foreign terrorists operating and recruiting in Mindanao, the military told the Supreme Court on ... He said that, last November, 15 terrorists from Indonesia and Malaysia entered Mindanao to augment the Maute terrorist group in Sarangani.
We are intensifying our monitoring on the south and as of now we cannot confirm the presence of foreign terrorist but there are homegrown terrorists there in the south we are sure of that," said Lorenzana. The AFP for its part said that they are focusing on relatives of neutralized Maute fighters who may be ...
The armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) is verifying reports from neighboring countries that foreign Islamic State (IS) terrorists have entered the southern part of the Philippines, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday. "That is what we have been finding out for now and we are trying to ...
MANILA, Philippines - The continuing presence of foreign terrorists remains a challenge in The Philippines months after its military defeated in Marawi City local armed groups linked with international terrorist network Islamic State (ISIS). At least one faction of the Maguindanao-based Bangsamoro Islamic ...
MANILA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Filipino couple have been beheaded by Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in a remote village on Basilan island in southern Philippines, a military official said on Friday. Brig. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB), identified the victims as Abdurahim Kituh and his ...
The financing of terrorism involves several activities, including storing of finances, masking funding sources and developing infrastructure that are ... Experts say the threat of mobile payment systems being used by terrorist groups within The Philippines is rooted in the absence of a national id system.
ayob-khan-terrorist PUTRAJAYA: Recruitment for terrorist activities in southern Philippines is still going on in Malaysia, a top counter terrorism official said. Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, Malaysian police's counter terrorism chief, said the recruitment of foreign fighters for southern Philippines would not end ...
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday cited numerous attacks made by Communist Party of The Philippines-New People's army (CPP-NPA) in ... designated or identified as a terrorist, as one who finances terrorism or a terrorist organization or group under the applicable United Nations Security ...
The Philippines and Indonesia have vowed to mount joint efforts to combat terrorism and propagate moderate Islamic values in Southeast Asia through the ... The Philippines continues to run after terrorists, with President Duterte getting a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao from Congress.
MANILA, Philippines -- The Communist Party of The Philippines (CCP) and its armed wing the New People's army (NPA) have engaged in terrorist activities ... the CPP-NPA in November due to continuing rebel attacks and declared them as terrorists in the first step of a legal process to proscribe their group.
Using the latest advice from the UK Foreign Office (FO), it shows the countries where terrorists are "very likely" or "likely" to carry out attacks. .... The 2017 Global terrorism Index recently named popular holiday destinations including Thailand, India, Philippines, Turkey and Egypt as among the top 20 riskiest ...

Bolstered by the recent visit of Trump to The Philippines who has promised and delivered increased in military funding to the Philippines, President Duterte has extended martial law on the whole island of Mindanao under the guise of War On Terrorism and drugs and has launched a full-scale assault on ...
It was a busy year for the armed forces of The Philippines which found itself challenged on all fronts -- insurgency, terrorism, natural disasters, and ... But the biggest and worst challenged met by the military in 2017 the Marawi siege, a five-month battle between government forces and Islamist terrorists.
A battalion of Philippine marines trained with their Australian counterparts in a mentorship program on urban warfare. Philippine troops are accustomed to battles in jungle terrain, but after struggling to quash hundreds of pro-IS militants hiding throughout the city of Marawi, Australian troops are helping shift ...
The first four groups have pledged allegiance to IS while the NPA was declared a terrorist organisation by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Dec 5. ... "This is especially taking into consideration that at least 185 IS militants on the Philippine armed forces' list of terrorists responsible for the Marawi ...
The Communist Party of The Philippines (CPP) strongly rejects Proclamation 374 issued by #1 terrorist Rodrigo Duterte declaring the CPP and the New ... more so persons and organizations that Duterte and his military cabal can designate at will as terrorists for "financing and aiding" the CPP and the NPA.
9, 2002, the United States designated the CPP-NPA as a foreign terrorist organization. The CPP-NPA and the Abu Sayyaf Group are the two organizations from The Philippines designated as FTOs. The designation subjects them to counter-terrorism sanctions under former US President George Bush's ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Classifying communist rebels as terrorists will let the Duterte administration target legitimate organizations and extort money from ... the CPP also said that classifying it and the NPA and the CPP "on the basis that both groups are listed as 'foreign terrorist organizations' by the US ...
Roque explained that under the Human Security Act, any person or entity is designated as terrorist if they finance terrorism or a terrorist group under an applicable resolution of the United Nations ... The armed forces of The Philippines (AFP) supports the proclamation classifying the CPP-NPA as terrorists.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is best protected against terrorism among Southeast Asian nations, an analyst said. ... The Philippines has been the hardest-hit by IS terrorists in the Asean region, with its worst conflict seeing more than 1,100 people, mostly militants, killed during a five-month war in Marawi city ...
the suspects had entered Malaysia illegally from Tarakan and Nunukan, Indonesia and planned to enter southern Philippines to join the terrorist group. On Dec 6, a 50-year-old Filipino suspected of having ties with the Abu Sayyaf group's supreme leader was arrested here. The suspect was believed to ...
The first four groups have pledged allegiance to IS while the NPA was declared a terrorist organisation by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Dec 5. ... "This is especially taking into consideration that at least 185 IS militants on the Philippine armed forces' list of terrorists responsible for the Marawi ...
In doing so, Duterte drew on Philippine law Republic Act No. 10168, also known as "The terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012", which also criminalises the financing of terrorism. "Declaring the CPP-NPA as a designated /identified terrorist organisation is nothing new. On August 9 ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Classifying communist rebels as terrorists will let the Duterte administration target legitimate organizations and extort money from ... the CPP also said that classifying it and the NPA and the CPP "on the basis that both groups are listed as 'foreign terrorist organizations' by the US ...
9, 2002, the United States designated the CPP-NPA as a foreign terrorist organization. The CPP-NPA and the Abu Sayyaf Group are the two organizations from The Philippines designated as FTOs. The designation subjects them to counter-terrorism sanctions under former US President George Bush's ...
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Security forces support a call to put up special courts in the southern Philippines to try terrorism and high-profile narcotics cases. ... The director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-ARMM, Juvenal Azurin, said on Wednesday that he supports the move as well.
President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman, Harry Roque, told reporters Tuesday that the Philippine leader signed a proclamation that the Communist Party of The Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's army, are a terrorist organization, in the first step of a legal process to officially ban them.
terrorism activities and deaths have risen significantly since 2002 in Asia Pacific according to a new report, with The Philippines hardest hit by political violence in the ... Between 2002 and the end of 2016, the Philippines suffered 3,118 terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of some 2,453 people.
Duterte said the military should remain united as they combat the persistent threats of terrorism, extremism and lawlessness. "I want you to be prepared if there is another offensive either from the Communist Party (of The Philippines), the NPA (New People's army), or the (terrorists)," he said. "The communist ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines condemned the "cowardly" terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai that killed at least 235 ...
Joint counter-terror program with Philippines launched ... months of fighting in the Philippine city of Marawi by IS-aligned terrorists," ... on IS and other terrorist groups operating in The Philippines," Mr Keenan said. ... Mr Keenan said sources of terrorism financing had now become a critical issue in the region.
MANILA, Philippines - Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the ... are conspiring to commit terrorism, saying the existence of a conspiracy is ... to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of ...
MANILA, Philippines -- The Canadian government on Tuesday warned its ... of caution in The Philippines due to the threat of terrorism and the high level of crime. ... areas of Davao City, due to serious threats of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. ... of Marawi's liberation from Islamic State-inspired terrorists.
According to Global terrorism Index 2017, The Philippines, China and ... seen the largest number of terrorist activity in the region since 2002.
MANILA, Philippines - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met ... in fighting terrorism, particularly the threat from international terrorist ...
The ensuing battles between the armed terrorists and Philippine ... The three countries had previously agreed to cooperate on counter-terrorism measures, ... intelligence-sharing and stopping the flow of terrorist financing.
MANILA, Philippines - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the war ... terrorism is among the top security concerns that ASEAN leaders ...
Densus 88 to coordinate with Philippines on arrested Indonesian terrorists ... Against terrorism: Philippine members of Special Weapons and Tactics ... for their alleged involvement with a Maute terrorist group in Marawi.
MANILA, Philippines -- Malaysian terrorist Amin Baco is the new ... terrorists who remain in Marawi are now considered as stragglers by the ...
Philippines to focus on terrorism at Asean summit, urge greater ... "The terrorist attacks in New York and other places abroad during the past ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said he is afraid terrorists may resort to "lone wolf" attacks in the ...
Lorenzana: terrorists in Iraq could move to PH ... The Philippine Embassy in Baghdad identified about 30 Malaysians, 30 Indonesians ... the armed forces in urban warfare and counter-terrorism; enhancing surveillance and ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Islamic State (ISIS) was so preoccupied with what was ... Hidden Narrative" found that in terrorists' circles, all eyes were on The Philippines, which affected terrorist activity in neighboring Indonesia.
Philippines and Australia to Boost Counter-terrorism Cooperation ... the armed forces of The Philippines to strengthen its long-term ability to combat terrorist ... city Marawi, which was seized by Daesh-aligned terrorists in May.


 

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