Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies | Global News
Close  

Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies

/ 09:00 PM November 26, 2015

crime scene

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine military officials say government forces have killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines.

ADVERTISEMENT

Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat says the militants were killed in a brief clash at dawn Thursday with Filipino marines in a hinterland off Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province. They were mostly Filipinos but one was possibly Indonesian.

Salamat says recovered documents show the slain militants belonged to Ansar Al-Khilafa Philippines, a new militant group with about 50 fighters who pledged their allegiance to the Islamic State group leader last year.

FEATURED STORIES

Security officials say some Filipino militants have pledged support to the Islamic State group leader but there is no evidence they have an active collaboration with the brutal group based in Syria and Iraq. TVJ

Subscribe to our global nation newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ansar Al-Khilafa Philippines, Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, Islamic State, Sultan Kudarat, Terrorism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.