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US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

US forces back Philippine troops in Islamist held city

The local terrorist groups are using the mosque, they are entrenched there. They also used civilians as human shields. 

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

More than 100 people have been killed, most of them militants, according to the military, and most of the city`s residents have fled.

Philippine troops clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels on holiday island, eight dead

Five people including a Philippine police officer were killed on Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.

Philippines mulls submarines as row with China over SCS simmers

The Philippines may invest in its first ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.