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Philippine military says 31 Islamic State group-linked militants have been killed in besieged southern city.

MARAWI, Philippines " Philippine military says 31 Islamic State group-linked militants have been killed in besieged southern city.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Coalition strikes kill over 106 civilians' in Mayadeen.

No reaction from US-led coalition to reports of at least 106 deaths from assault on ISIL-held Mayadeen in Deir Az Zor.

- Al Jazeera - QA

3 ISIS military leaders killed in coalition attacks in Iraq, Syria.

Three senior Islamic State military leaders and planners were killed in coalition attacks in Iraq and Syria over the past two months.

- Global News - CA

Three top Islamic State militants killed in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon.

WASHINGTON - Three senior Islamic State military leaders and planners were killed in coalition attacks in Iraq and Syria over the past two months, the coalition fighting the militants said in a statement released by the Pentagon on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Air strikes in east Syria kill more than 100: Observatory.

BEIRUT - Air strikes since Thursday evening have killed more than 100 people including children and other family members of Islamic State fighters in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported.

- Reuters - US

Under martial law, Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'.

Associated Press/Bullit MarquezILIGAN, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists. Duterte said in a Friday speech to the troops in Illigan, near Marawi ...

- Business Insider - US

After horrific bombings of civilians, the UN urges caution in US-led fight against ISIS.

© AFP/File ARIS MESSINISGeneva - The UN on Friday urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants. Air raids on Islamic State group targets in Syria have left hundreds of ...

- Business Insider - US

War monitor: US airstrikes in Syrian town have killed 100 including 40 children.

Khalil Ashawi/Reuters Air strikes since Thursday evening have killed more than 100 people including children and other family members of Islamic State fighters in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ...

- Business Insider - US

23 killed in gun attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing 23 and injuring 25 of them, eyewitnesses said. Eyewitnesses said the Copts were attacked as they were going to pray at the monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in the western part of the province. They said masked men stopped the vehicles on a road ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Mosul residents deny Isis presence in building hit by US airstrike that killed 105 civilians.

US officials believe building targeted by airstrike used by Isis snipers to attack Iraqi forces.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

23 killed in attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt.

, May 26 : An unidentified gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing 23 people and wounding dozens.The passengers were travelling to the St.Samuel Monastery in the Minya province on Friday, about 220 km south of the capital Cairo,when they came under attack, CNN reported.No group has claimed ...

- Sify - IN

Egypt attack: Gunfire on bus carrying Coptic Christians kills at least 26

New York: An unidentified gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing 26 people and wounding dozens.The passengers were travelling to the St.Samuel Monastery in the Minya province on Friday, about 220 km south of the capital Cairo,when they came under attack, CNN reported.No group has claimed ...

- Sify - IN

Nations bombing Islamic State-controlled areas failing to protect civilians: United Nations

UN urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants. The post Nations bombing Islamic State-controlled areas failing to protect civilians: United Nations appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters

A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early today killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group said."The toll includes 33 children. They were families seeking refuge in the towns municipal building," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Nations bombing Islamic State failing to protect civilians: UN

The UN on Friday urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants. 

- Zee News - IN

Philippines Strains to Clear ISIS-Inspired Militants From Southern City

Indonesians, Malaysians and Singaporeans are fighting alongside Abu Sayyaf and Maute group members in Marawi, the Philippine solicitor general said.

- International NY Times - US

News Analysis: In Indonesia and Philippines, Militants Find a Common Bond: ISIS

There’s no indication that Islamic State leaders in the Mideast directed recent attacks in Southeast Asia, but like-minded extremists are believed to be responsible.

- International NY Times - US

U.S.-led airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35 civilians: human rights group

A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held town in Syria kill scores of civilians, monitoring group says

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said residents had identified the aircraft as belonging to the U.S.-led coalition.

- Washington Post - US

Some 35 killed in US-led coalition air strike on ISIS Syrian bastion

May 26, 2017, 10:05 AM A US-led coalition air strike Thursday night over Mayadin, a town held by ISIS near Deir ez-Zour in eastern Syria, struck two buildings. One housed the Syrian and Moroccan families of ISIS fighters and is reported to have killed 35 civilians. Two days of aerial bombardment of Mayadin are reported to ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

ILIGAN, PHILIPPINES - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists.

- BangkokPost - TH

Three arrested in Jakarta bombings

JAKARTA - Indonesian police arrested three suspected militants Friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in Jakarta, while the Islamic State group claimed it was responsible for the attack.

- BangkokPost - TH

23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt attack

Gunmen today opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, killing at least 23 people.The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo.Twenty-three Christians were killed and twenty five others injured, according to the Ministry of Health.Security forces were ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

BAGHDAD " An Iraqi commander says allegations that an elite interior ministry unit fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul abused civilian detainees are "incorrect."Abdul Amir al-Muhammadawi, spokesman for the Emergency Response...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

- NPR - US

Manchester Bombing Probe Focuses On Libya And ISIS' Presence There

Steve Inskeep talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, the Cairo bureau chief for The Washington Post, about the links between the Manchester suicide bomber and Libya.

- NPR - US

Gunmen in Egypt attack bus with Coptic Christians, killing at least 20

A group of eight to 10 gunmen dressed in military uniforms attacked a bus and pickup truck carrying Coptic Christians to St. Samuel Monastery in Egypt's Minya province, about 140 miles south of Cairo, witness and Egyptian officials say. At least 20 people were killed in the attack, including children, The New York Times ...

- The Week - US

Two Days of Air Strikes Kill 50 Civilians in Eastern Syria

An air strike Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. Two days of aerial bombardment in al-Mayadin have now killed a total of 50 people, the Britain-based Syrian ...

- Voice of America - US

The Latest: Duterte tells troops 'you can arrest any person'

The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group : 5:50 p.m. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is telling troops fighting Muslim militants for the control of southern Marawi city to use martial law powers to defeat the Islamic State group-linked extremists.

- FOX News - US

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

The U.N. human rights chief says Syrian civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.

- FOX News - US

US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group are reporting that airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in an eastern town held by the Islamic State group have killed at least 35 people.

- FOX News - US

UN rights boss decries civilian casualties in Syria airstrikes

The U.N. human rights chief called on all air forces operating in Syria Friday to take greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians in their escalating air strikes especially in the northeast against ISIS

- The Daily Star - LB

Iraqi artist depicts life under ISIL

Mostafa Taei's paintings became a record of gruesome atrocities: beheadings, injured children and hangings.

- Al Jazeera - QA

SolGen says foreign terrorists escalate Mindanao conflict

Violence in Mindanao is no longer rebellion but a conflict that transmogrified into an invasion by foreign terrorists who heeded the clarion call of the ISIS to go to the Philippines,' Solicitor General Jose Calida said in justifying the declaration of martial law in the south. The post SolGen says foreign terrorists ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Hapilon is designated ISIS leader in PH, Calida confirms

Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, the target of a military operation that developed into a full-scale battle in Marawi City, is the designated leader of the Islamic State or ISIS in the Philippines, a Philippine government official confirmed Friday. The post Hapilon is designated ISIS leader in PH, Calida confirms appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

LMP backs Duterte's proclamation of martial law

The League of Municipalities of the Philippines on Friday expressed full support to President Duterte's proclamation placing Mindanao under martial law, in light of the recent and ongoing terror attack of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group in Marawi City. The post LMP backs Duterte's proclamation of martial law appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

US assures continued support for PH counterterror measures

The United States has condemned the atrocities committed by Islamic State-linked militants in Marawi City and assured a continued support for Philippine counterterrorism efforts. The post US assures continued support for PH counterterror measures appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks

Indonesian police made three arrests on Friday in Bandung related to the attacks.

- Zee News - IN

Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

THE ISLAMIC State terror network on Friday claimed responsibility for the Jakarta bus station attack that killed three police officers and injured at least 12 people. The post Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta attack appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Indonesia: Police arrest three over Jakarta terrorist attacks

INDONESIAN police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others. The post Indonesia: Police arrest three over Jakarta terrorist attacks ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Indonesia makes arrests over suicide attack claimed by Islamic State

JAKARTA, May 26 — Indonesian authorities have arrested three men in connection with a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three police officers, an official said today, as the Islamic State group claimed the attack....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks

Indonesian police made three arrests on Friday in Bandung related to the attacks.

- Zee News - IN

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of Islamic State women

Black Crows focuses on women who volunteer with or are forced to join the extremist group The post Arab TV series showcases untold stories of Islamic State women appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance.

- BDNews24 - BD

Islamic State claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

- GMA News - PH

U.S. Strike in Mosul Ignited ISIS Munitions, Killing Civilians, Probe Finds

A U.S. airstrike on a suspected Islamic State fighting position in March unintentionally killed more than 100 civilians, most of whom died as a result of a secondary blast from munitions packed into a residential area by extremists, a military investigation concluded.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Philippines Says Foreign Fighters Have Joined Militant Group

Foreign fighters have joined an Islamic State-linked militant group occupying a southern Philippine city and are seeking to turn the island of Mindanao into a caliphate, a government official said, calling the development an invasion.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Philippines says foreign fighters part of Islamic State 'invasion'

MARAWI CITY/DAVAO, Philippines - Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military after laying siege to a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday, in a rare admission of what it said was an Islamic State "invasion".

- Reuters - US

Watch: Divorced fathers protest 'ISIS-style' in Tel Aviv

Divorced fathers find a dramatic way to protest their abuse at the hands of governmental systems.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

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