Category Archives: IS

Gov’t and IS-allied groups violated humanitarian law, human rights in Marawi — Amnesty International

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) — Government forces, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups and their allied forces committed violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) during the five-month siege in Marawi City from May 23 to October 23, a 34-page report of an international human-rights group said. Released […]

‘Islam real victim of Marawi siege’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) — Islam is among the major victims of the Marawi siege. This was the view of leaders of various sectors in Mindanao convened by the Bishops-Ulama Conference (BUC) from July 12 to 14 to “seek silver linings and rays of hope amid the Marawi crisis.” “We acknowledge that Islam is […]

POSTSCRIPT:  Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group: Violent extremism enters a new phase (1)

1st of three parts As the ten-part series on the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was being published in MindaNews (May 20 – 29 2017), the news broke out about the fighting that started on May 23 in the Islamic City of Marawi.  As reported, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  had received intelligence reports […]