Friday, February 1, 2019

Philippines: Troops clash with Abu Sayyaf’s Ajang Ajang faction suspected in Jolo bombing

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Around 20 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf’s Ajang Ajang faction clashed with troops at around 7:20 a.m. in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday.

According to a statement from the Western Mindanao Command, no government troops were hurt in the clash.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Philippines: 4 members of the New People’s Army killed in Mindanao clashes

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Four members of the New People’s Army were killed while a wounded rebel was captured following two separate skirmishes with army troopers in Cotabato and Iligan City on Sunday.

The first clash occurred when army soldiers surprised a group of heavily-armed NPAs reportedly extorting from villagers in Sitio Kalo Kali, Brgy Bagumbayan, Magpet in Cotabato at around 1 p.m.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Philippines: Troops seize jungle hideout after clashes with Maute fighters

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Government security forces supported by artillery and helicopters have seized a pro-Daesh militant stronghold in the southern Philippines following a series of running skirmishes with extremists.

Three members of the radical Maute group were killed and three soldiers wounded in the attack, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Burma-Myanmar: Army kills 13 Arakan Army (AA) rebels in Rakhine State

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Myanmar’s army has killed 13 rebel fighters in the western Rakhine State, a military spokesman said yesterday, as government troops battle to contain a new insurgency in the troubled region.

Fighting between security forces and the Arakan Army, an ethnic armed group seeking greater autonomy for Rakhine, has forced some 5,000 civilians to flee their homes since early December, according to the United Nations.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Burma-Myanmar: Clashes between Arakan Army (AA) and the military broke out near Alei Chaung village in Buthidaung township

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As clashes broke out near Alei Chaung village in Buthidaung township on morning of January 13, all villagers fled their village and they are being sheltered at Thayatpyin monastery.

More than 260 people from Alei Chaung village in Buthidaung township fled their homes on January 13.

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