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Philippines Says 11 Daesh Sympathisers Killed In Southern Siege

MANILA, Nov 27 – Government troops have killed at least 11 members of a rebel group in the southern Philippines that has pledged allegiance to Daesh, the military said, sending local communities fleeing as a battle raged on Sunday. The Maute Group, one of a handful of small militant groups behind years of unrest in

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Philippines Finds Headless Body Near Site Where Militants Executed Canadian

MANILA, April 27 – Villagers in the southern Philippines found a headless body on Wednesday, an army spokesman said, two days after the execution of a Canadian captive by Islamist militants, condemned as a “cold-blooded murder” by Canada’s prime minister. Security is precarious in the southern Philippines, despite a 2014 peace pact between the government

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