Philippines vows to save hostages as fighting rages

May 31, 2017

Philippines vows to save hostages as fighting rages

Philippine authorities have reached out to parties who may be able to talk with Muslim militants in a bid to secure the freedom of some 200 hostages in a southern city where a week of fighting has killed 129 people, officials said Wednesday. Troops ...

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

May 29, 2017

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said Monday, as the army launched airstrikes and went house-to-house to crush areas of resistance. More than 100 people, ...