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Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group.


‘Malaysian militant may be alive’

MANILA: Philippine troops are trying to validate information that a Malaysian militant leader survived the defeat of an Islamic State-linked siege and is helping restart efforts to establish an extremist alliance, a military official said.

One Man's Meat

Insights from a former militant

The man behind Indonesia’s deradicalisation programme assesses the terror threat after the fall of Marawi and Raqqa.


Amin Baco is the new ‘emir’ of IS

MANILA: Questions may still hang over the fate of top Malaysian terro­rist Mohd Amin Baco but the Philippine police chief is already deeming him the new “emir” of the ultra-radical Islamic State (IS) in South-East Asia.


Malaysian Amin Baco believed among slain terrorists in Marawi

MANILA: The military strongly believes that Malaysian bomber Amin Baco is among those killed in the heavy fighting during efforts to retake Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute Group, Philippine News Agency reported.


Philippines hunts for possible new Islamic State 'emir' in South East Asia

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities were on the lookout on Monday for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State groups in Southeast Asia, security chiefs said, following the deaths of several high-profile regional extremists.


Malaysia's Amin Baco is new 'emir' in South-East Asia, says Philippine police

MANILA: A top Malaysian terrorist with long combat experience in the war-torn southern Philippine island of Mindanao is the new "emir" of the ultra-radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in South-East Asia, the Philippines' police chief said on Monday (Nov 6).

One Man's Meat

Three militants still at large

An ex-hostage describes his time with two of the remaining M’sians involved in the Marawi siege.


Mystery militant on the radar

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian going by the nom de guerre Abu Hizab is being hunted by Philippine security forces combing Marawi City, which has been liberated from Islamic State (IS) militants.


No surrender, Amin Baco may have given military the slip

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian militant Mohd Amin Baco@Abu Jihad (pic) could have slipped out of a military cordon at a mosque in Marawi City after offering to surrender with his group days earlier.