About seven suspected members of Philippine armed group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have been killed following an encounter at sea with the military in the country’s southern province of Sulu. The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command said an “all-out offensive” was launched early on Tuesday against the group[…]
Malaysian police say they’ve arrested eight suspects including a number of alleged members of Abu Sayyaf, after reports the group was planning to carry out a series of kidnappings in the waters off eastern Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. The men – one from Malaysia and seven from the Philippines –[…]
Hundreds of families of Islamic State militants and some injured fighters are expected to leave rebel-held areas in southern Damascus under a UN-brokered deal, a monitor said on Thursday. Rami Abdulraham , head of the UK-based Observatory for Human Rights, said safe passage would be given from the Palestinian refugee[…]
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has reportedly executed at least 91 people across Syria within a period of one month, including 39 people from its own ranks. The executions were carried out over accusations of sorcery, sodomy, adultery, banditry, joining and cooperating with rival rebel[…]
The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian fighters committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. The report comes after two other reports issued in late 2014 that accused Israel of war crimes for[…]
Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have mounted two suicide car-bomb attacks aimed at security checkpoints at the main entrance into Haditha city. Haditha, in Iraq’s western Anbar province, is currently mostly under the control of the government, with troops and tribesmen holding about 70[…]
Iraqi government forces have reached within a kilometre of the country’s biggest oil refinery, two army officers and a witness have said. It is the closest they have come to breaking an Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) siege of the facility during months of fighting, Reuters news[…]
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