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IS Fighters “Maintain Most of their Positions” in Marawi, According to IS’ ‘Amaq

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reports that IS fighters “maintain most of their positions” amid their siege on Marawi City in the Philippines.

Saturday, 17 June 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports in Video on 21 Days of Marawi Battle, Shows Execution of Christians

‘Amaq News Agency released a video report on the past 21 days of the battle between Islamic State (IS) fighters and Philippine security forces in the city of Marawi, including a clip of the gunshot execution of six Christians.

Monday, 12 June 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 17 Philippine Soldiers in Ongoing Clashes in Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed a total of 17 Philippine soldiers in ongoing clashes in two neighborhoods in Marawi.

Sunday, 11 June 2017
Filipino Jihadist Calls Fighters in Philippines and Elsewhere to Strike, Execute Suicide Bombings

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Filipino jihadist called on lone wolves in the Philippines and elsewhere to strike, and in particular, urged they carry out suicide bombings among policemen and soldiers.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing 19 Philippine Soldiers, Damaging Military Vehicle in Clashes in Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the sniping of eight Philippine soldiers and killing of 11 during clashes in the city of Marawi, in addition to fighters damaging a military vehicle with an RPG shell.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Account Shares “Detailed Report” of U.S. Military in the Philippines

A pro-Islamic State (IS) account on Telegram disseminated a “detailed report” of U.S. military in the Philippines, providing former airbase and task force locations and information about weapons supplied to Philippine forces.

Friday, 09 June 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Mortar Attack on Philippine Army in Jolo, Sulu

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq Agency reported that IS fighters struck a Philippine army position with mortar shells in Sulu province’s Patikul area on Jolo island.

Thursday, 08 June 2017
Filipino IS Operative Rejects Government Narrative that Manila Attacker Not IS Fighter

A Filipino Islamic State (IS) operative rejected the Philippine government’s narrative that the executor of the June 1, 2017, Resorts World Manila attack is not an IS fighter but a Christian and gambler who was heavily in debt.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Publishes Infographic on Five-Man Raid in Iranian Capital

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency published an infographic on the five-man raid on the Iranian parliament and Khomeini shrine in the capital, Tehran.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017
As Situation in Marawi Continues, IS Fighters Clash with Philippine Soldiers in Mamasapano

As the situation in the city of Marawi in the Philippines’ Lanao del Sur province continues, with attacks despite a “humanitarian pause,” the Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that close to 10 Philippine soldiers were killed during clashes in Mamasapano in Maguindanao province.

Monday, 05 June 2017
‘Amaq Video Shows IS Fighters Destroying Religious Symbols, Burning Church in Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video showing IS fighters destroyed religious symbols inside a church in the battle-stricken city of Marawi in the Philippines and setting fire to the building.

Sunday, 04 June 2017
IS Issues Formal Communique Claiming Nearly 100 Killed, Wounded in Resorts World Manila Attack

The Islamic State (IS) issued a formal communique from its East Asia division claiming credit for the attack at Resorts World Manila in the Philippines and giving the number of dead and wounded as nearly 100 Christian “combatants”.

Friday, 02 June 2017
IS Claims Resorts World Manila Attack Through its ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the attack at Resorts World Manila in the Philippines through its ‘Amaq News Agency.

Friday, 02 June 2017
IS Operative Identifies Alleged Resorts World Manila Gunman, Says He Targeted Casino

The Filipino Islamic State (IS) operative who earlier claimed that the group is responsible for the attack at Resorts World Manila in Pasay, Philippines, identified the alleged attacker and noted that his main objective was to burn the casino inside.

Friday, 02 June 2017
IS Operative Indicates IS Responsibility for Resorts World Manila Attack

An Islamic State (IS) Filipino operative who provides daily updates on the ongoing clashes in Marawi stated that the group is responsible for the attack at Resorts World Manila in Pasay, Philippines.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
‘Amaq Video Shows IS Fighters Engaged in Clash with Philippine Soldiers in Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency released a video of IS fighters engaged in a clash with Philippine soldiers in Marawi.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Video Surfaces of Captive Priest in Marawi, Pleads for Duterte to Pull Out and Allow IS Fighters Their Land

A video surfaced of an alleged captive priest in Marawi pleading to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to end airstrikes, and withdraw troops from the city and nearby Lanao del Sur.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Alleged IS Fighter in Philippines Gives Ongoing Updates on Marawi Siege

An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter in the Philippines provided ongoing updates on group’s siege on the city of Marawi while answering questions from IS supporters.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Alleged IS Fighter in Philippines Threatens Duterte to Withdraw Forces or Be Responsible for Captives’ Beheading

An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter in the Philippines distributed a video of captive civilians in Marawi, and threatened Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he will be responsible for their beheading if he does not pull troops from the city and stop airstrikes.

Monday, 29 May 2017
Alleged IS Fighter in Philippines Explains Reason for Marawi Takeover

An alleged Islamic State (IS) fighter in the Philippines explained that the group seized control over the city of Marawi in order to make it truly “Islamic”.

Sunday, 28 May 2017
IS Claims Killing 70 Philippine Soldiers in Marawi, 10 Others in Jolo

The East Asia division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing more than 70 Philippine soldiers amidst ongoing clashes in the city of Marawi in Mindanao, and killing 10 others, including four officers, in an attack on Jolo Island in Sulu.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 10 Philippine Soldiers in Attack in Jolo

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters killed 10 Philippine soldiers in an attack on Jolo Island in Sulu province of the Philippines.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
IS Claims Freeing Over 100 Prisoners, Killing and Wounding 75 Philippine Security Elements Amidst Ongoing Clashes in Marawi

The East Asia division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed to have freed over 100 prisoners including fighters, and killing and wounding more than 75 Philippine security elements amidst ongoing clashes in the city of Marawi in Mindanao.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Engaged in Clash in Marawi, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group’s fighters are engaged in a clash with Philippine forces in the city of Marawi.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing One, Wounding Three with “Explosive Device” South of Cotabato, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the death of a Philippine Army element, and the wounding of three others, with an “explosive device” south of the city of Cotabato in the Philippines.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
IS Supporter on Telegram Calls for Migration to the Philippines

An Islamic State (IS) supporter on Telegram called for those unable to reach Iraq or Syria to migrate to the Philippines.

Monday, 08 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports Killing and Wounding 11 in Manilla, Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of 11 Shi’ites with an explosive device in downtown Manilla, Philippines.

Saturday, 06 May 2017
IS’ East Asia Province Publishes Photo Report on Training Camp in Philippines

IS’ East Asia Province, the group’s division in the Philippines, released a photo report from “Abu Anas al-Muhajir Camp.”

Friday, 05 May 2017
IS Claims Bombing in Manila Through its ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that the group is responsible for a bombing in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Saturday, 29 April 2017
IS Claims Killing 6 Filipino Soldiers in Bomb Blast in Mamasapan

The East Asia division of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing six Filipino soldiers in a bomb blast in Mamasapano in southern Philippines.

Saturday, 01 April 2017
IS Publishes Infographic on Operations in East Asia in Naba 73, Promotes Dhaka Suicide Bombing

The Islamic State (IS) published in the 73rd issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper an infographic on operations in East Asia, and specifically the Philippines, and promoted the suicide bombing on a Special Forces’ camp in the capital of Bangladesh.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Reports Bombing in Southern Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported an attack targeting a Philippine police vehicle in southern Philippines.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
IS Claims Killing 12 from Philippine Army Forces South of Cotabato City

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 12 from Philippine Army forces, among whom a colonel and a captain, south of Cotabato City in the Philippines.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
IS Claims Killing Over 20 Filipino Soldiers in Clashes in Lanao del Sur

The Islamic State’s (IS) East Asia division claimed killing over 20 Filipino soldiers in clashes in Lanao del Sur province of the Philippines.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Killing Four Soldiers in Nigeria, Five in the Philippines

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported attacks by the group’s divisions in Nigeria and the Philippines.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017
‘Amaq Reports Two IS Attacks in Philippines Killing a Colonel and 10 Soldiers and Police

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported two attacks by IS fighters in the south of the Philippines killing a Philippine Army colonel and ten soldiers and policemen.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of Beheading German Jurgen Kantner

After the expiration of the ransom deadline, the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group beheading German national Jurgen Kantner and released a video of it.

Monday, 27 February 2017
IS Claims Killing Two Philippine Army Officers in Marawi

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing two Philippine Army officers in an ambush in the city of Marawi.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing of Filipino Soldier in Iligan City

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the assassination of a Filipino soldier in Iligan City yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Abu Sayyaf Group Gives Final Ultimatum on German Captive, Threatens to Behead in 12 Days

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group gave a final ultimatum on German hostage Jurgen Kantner, releasing a video of his plea and threatening to behead him in twelve days if a ransom is not paid.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Assassination of Spy for Philippine Army in Marawi

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the assassination of a spy for the Philippine Army in Marawi.

Monday, 13 February 2017
IS’ ’Amaq Reports Hand Grenade Attack Killing 2 Filipino Soldiers in Cotabato

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that two Filipino soldiers were killed in an attack with hand grenades thrown at their checkpoint in Cotabato, in Maguindanao province of the Philippines.

Sunday, 12 February 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Reports Attack on Filipino Police Officers

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported an attack on Filipino police officers in the city of Marawi, located in the Philippines' Lanao del Sur province.

Saturday, 28 January 2017
Abu Sayyaf Group Threatens in Video to Behead German Hostage

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group threatened to behead German hostage Jurgen Kantner if the German government fails to pay the ransom for his release.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
IS' 'Amaq Reports Grenade Attack on Philippine Army in Maguindanao

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported a grenade attack on a Philippine Army headquarters in Maguindanao.

Sunday, 01 January 2017
IS Claims Mindanao, Davao Bombings in Naba 60

In the 60th issue of its al-Naba newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the November 27, 2016 church bombing in Mindanao and the September 2, 2016 night market bombing in Davao, Philippines.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
IS Reports on Clashes in Philippines in Naba 58, Russian Furniture Factory Fire an Act of Arson by One of its “Soldiers”

In the 58th issue of its al-Naba newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) reported on clashes between its fighters and Philippine soldiers in the past week in the Philippines , and claimed that a fire at a furniture factory in a Moscow suburb was an act of arson by one of its “soldiers”.

Thursday, 08 December 2016
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Details IS Activity in Philippines, Asserts Fighters Will Expand into SE Asia

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel detailed IS activity in the Philippines, including group names, history, and leadership information, and asserted fighters there “will expand their area of operations to Southeast Asia.”

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
IS Claims Freeing Prisoners in Raid on Marawi Jail in the Philippines

The Islamic State (IS) claimed freeing fighters and their wives and other Muslims from Marawi prison in the Philippines.

Monday, 29 August 2016
IS' 'Amaq News Reports IS Fighters Freeing 30 Detainees in Marawi (Philippines)

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that IS fighters in Lanao Del Sur province of the Philippines, stormed a prison in Marawi and freed 30 detainees.

Monday, 29 August 2016
Pro-IS Filipino Telegram Channel Posts Bomb Manuals, Suggests Targeting Miss Universe Pageant

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel posted an explosive belt manufacturing video and a timed hand grenade manual, and suggested to “create bomb for miss universe,” referring to the beauty pageant to be held in the Philippines in January 2017.

Monday, 08 August 2016
IS’ ‘Amaq News Reports 20 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Clashes in Basilan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported on the deaths of 20 Philippine soldiers following clashes on Basilan Island.

Monday, 25 July 2016
IS Claims Killing 40 Philippine Soldiers in Clashes in Basilan

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing at least 40 Philippine soldiers in clashes over the past nine days in Basilan, and seizing control over two "strategic" positions.

Saturday, 09 July 2016
IS' 'Amaq News Reports 40 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Fighters in Basilan in Past Eight Days

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that IS fighters in Basilan, Philippines, killed 40 soldiers during clashes in the past eight days.

Friday, 08 July 2016
IS Gives Photos of "Muhajir Battalion" in the Philippines Pledging Allegiance

The Islamic State (IS) published photos of the "Muhajir Battalion" (Kateeba al-Muhajir) in the Philippines pledging allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and joining its ranks.

Monday, 04 July 2016
IS Claim Attack on Philippine Army

An official communique, in Arabic, from the Islamic State (IS) has announced that fighters have engaged in combat with the Philippine Army.

Saturday, 02 July 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for June 30, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the June 30, 2016 English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which included recaps of operations in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. and Pakistan.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports 15 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Two Days in Marawi, Jihadist Gives Details

Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that in the past two days, fighters killed 15 Philippine soldiers in the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Jihadist Reports Attack by IS-Pledged Fighters in Marawi (Philippines)

A jihadist reported that fighters who pledged to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines attacked a group of “kuffar” (disbelievers) in the city of Marawi in Lanao del Sur province.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
IS Division in Philippines Releases First Video, Features Filipino, Indonesian, and Malaysian Inciting for Jihad

The division of the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines released its first official video, showing the pledging of four factions to the IS, and Filipino, Indonesian, and Malaysian fighters inciting their respective countrymen to join the IS and carry out lone wolf attacks.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of Beheading Canadian Robert Hall

The Philippines-based jihadi group Abu Sayyaf Group released a video of beheading Canadian Robert Hall.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Threatens to Torture Canadian, Norwegian Hostages in Lead Up to Ransom Deadline

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group threatened to torture its two remaining foreign hostages - Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad – if it does not receive a communication to arrange for the ransom, or the Philippine military carries out an operation on the group.

Sunday, 12 June 2016
IS' 'Amaq Publishes Infographic on Pledges from Philippines, Death Toll Among Philippine Soldiers

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) published an infographic on pledges of allegiance to the group from militant brigades in the Philippines, and the death toll among Philippine soldiers between April 2015 and April 2016.

Friday, 10 June 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for June 6, 2016

From the Islamic State (IS) English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletins covering June 6, recaps included operations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

Monday, 06 June 2016
Jihadists Disseminate Instructions for Starting Grassroots Operations around the World

Jihadist Telegram channels have circulated a list of instructions for starting grassroots recruitment, propaganda, or “physical” operations throughout the world.

Monday, 06 June 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of "Final Message" from Hostages

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group released a video showing what it described as the "final message" from its three hostages, each of whom call on Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for help, and give the name of a person to contact in the Canadian embassy.

Sunday, 22 May 2016
IS Claims Bombing on Philippine Soldiers in Basilan Island

The Islamic State (IS) claimed a bombing that targeted seven Philippine soldiers in the Basilan island province of the Philippines.

Friday, 20 May 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Threatens in New Video to Execute Foreign Hostage if Demand not Met by June 13

  

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group threatened to execute one of its foreign hostages – Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad – if its ransom demand is not met by June 13, 2016, at 3pm.

Sunday, 15 May 2016
IS-Pledged Group in Philippines Releases Video of Downed Drone, Fighter Greeting Counterparts in IS

A Lanao del Sur-based group in the Philippines that pledged to the Islamic State (IS) released a video of a drone it allegedly shot down, and a fighter greeting his counterparts in the country and IS "provinces".

Thursday, 12 May 2016
IS al-Bayan Provincial News Recaps for May 9-10, 2016

The Islamic State (IS) released the May 9-10, 2016, English edition of its al-Bayan provincial news bulletin, which includes recaps of attacks in Iraq, Syria, Libya, the Philippines, and Egypt.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Jihadist Reports IS-Pledged Fighters in Philippines Bombed Transmission Tower in Lanao Del Sur

A jihadist reported that fighters who pledged to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines bombed a transmission tower in Lanao del Sur, in Mindanao.

Monday, 09 May 2016
IS Claims Attack on Philippine Army Position in Maluso, Basilan

The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing a soldier in the Philippine army in an attack on their position in the town of Maluso in the Philippine's Basilan province.

Monday, 09 May 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of Three Remaining Hostages, Threatens to Behead if Demands not Met

After releasing the video of its beheading Canadian hostage John Ridsdel, the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group issued a video of its three remaining hostages – a Canadian, a Norwegian, and a Filipino woman – threatening to behead them if its demands are not met.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Abu Sayyaf Group Releases Video of Beheading Canadian John Ridsdel

The Philippines-based jihadi group Abu Sayyaf Group released a video of beheading Canadian John Ridsdel.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Jihadist Reports Two Dead in IS-Pledged Group During Clash with Philippine Forces in Sarangani

A jihadist reported that two fighters in the Philippines-based Islamic State (IS)-pledged group Ansaru'l Khilafah Philippines were killed in a clash with Philippine forces in Sarangani province.

Thursday, 28 April 2016
IS Fighters in Ranao (Philippines) Behead Two Spies in Photos

A jihadist published three photos of Islamic State (IS) fighters in Ranao, Philippines, beheading two accused spies.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
IS Promotes Attacks in Philippines, Claims 68 Enemy Aircraft Destroyed and Damaged in 6-Month Period in al-Naba

The Islamic State (IS) promoted its attacks in the Philippines allegedly killing nearly 100 troops, and identified the group's local leader, and also claimed destroying and damaging 68 enemy aircraft since mid-October 2015 in its al-Naba weekly newspaper.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Jihadist Reports Group from MILF in Ranao (Philippines) Pledging to IS

A jihadist reported that a group from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Ranao, Philippines, pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and provided photos from the event, in addition to photos of training.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016
IS Claims Killing Nearly 100 Philippine Troops in 1st Official Communique on Attacks in Philippines

In its first official communique on attacks in Philippines, the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 100 Philippine troops in bombings and clashes.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
IS' 'Amaq Reports Fighters Killing Nearly 100 Philippine Troops in Ambushes

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) claimed that IS fighters in southern Philippines killed nearly 100 troops in ambushes in the past days.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Jihadist Posts Photos of Philippine Sawmill Workers Taken Hostage by IS-Pledged Group in Lanao del Sur

A jihadist posted photos purporting to show the six Philippine sawmill workers taken hostage by an Islamic State (IS)-pledged group in Lanao del Sur.

Saturday, 09 April 2016