Marawi

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Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

Flame rises from damaged buildings after government troops cleared the area from pro-Islamic State militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce (...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

The ABC’s Indonesia correspondent, Adam Harvey, has been hit in the neck by a stray bullet in the Islamic State-occupied city of Marawi in the Philipp(...)

Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.  Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

US special forces have joined the battle to crush Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town, officials said on Saturday. Government (...)

A combination of  handouts made available by the Philippine National Police shows CCTV video stills of the alleged gunman that attacked the Resorts World Manila hotel and casino complex in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday. Photograph:    EPA/Philippine National Police

Thirty-six people have died after a gunman stormed a casino-hotel complex in the Philippines and set fire to gambling tables, police have said. Metro(...)

Philippine marines in a military vehicle as in Marawi City, southern Philippines on Tuesday. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Police and security services have imposed a night-time curfew and increased their presence in a second Philippine city following reports that Islamist(...)