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4 suspected Maute Group members fall

The Armed Forces Western Min-danao Command on Friday announced the arrest of four alleged members of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group in Lanao del Sur.

Muslim lawmakers yesterday called on fellow Muslims, including Islamic secessionist groups, to help government destroy the Abu Sayyaf Group as they strongly condemned the beheading of a German septuagenarian by the Mindanao-based bandits.

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A suspected Indonesian militant has been killed and one of Southeast Asia’s top terror suspects is fighting for his life after they were hit in airstrikes at the start of a covert offensive in Butig, Lanao del Sur, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Ano said yesterday.

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A NEW name has appeared in military reports of fighting in Mindanao – Maute Group. The Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines reported the other day that 54 militants identified as members of the Maute Group had been killed in a joint military-police offensive in Lanao del Sur.

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Troops seize Maute Group camp in Lanao

Troops captured an Islamic militant training camp after a 10-day battle, officials said, as part of operations to clear insurgents from a remote jungle region.

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Two soldiers were killed while five others were wounded Thursday morning during an encounter with Maute group, a local terrorist group, in Barangay Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur, the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WesMinCom) reported yesterday.

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