By Nikko Dizon
A suspected member of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) died on Thursday night after he was shot during pursuit operations by arresting authorities in Marawi City, the Philippine Army’s First Division said in a statement on Friday.
By DJ Yap
, Julie Alipala
No rest for the wicked—and the weary—on All Saints’ Day. The military said there would be no letup in its offensive against outlaws in Mindanao, particularly the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network. “For the whole Philippines, our law enforcement operations with the Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue [...]
By Frances Mangosing and Matikas Santos
, Katherine Evangelista
The military assured the public on Thursday that Metro Manila is free from any terrorist threat despite the reported sightings of Jemaah Islamiyah members in Sulu and the warning aired by a Singapore-based expert on terrorism that they had monitored threats on the metropolis.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network and the local Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the Sulu Archipelago are already so integrated they operate almost as one organization, according to an international counterterrorism expert. The link between the JI and the ASG is “almost complete,” said Professor Rohan Gunarathna, head of the management staff of [...]