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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 (...)

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 (...)

Philippine troops arrive to reinforce fellow troops, on the outskirts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines. Photograph: AP Photo

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of Maraw(...)