Residents flee Marawi as insurgents battle Philippines troops, raise IS flag

Residents flee Marawi as insurgents battle Philippines troops, raise IS flag

Updated May 25, 2017 23:39:22 Photo: Residents flee fighting between government militants in Marawi. (AP: Bullit Marquez) Thousands of residents have fled the southern Philippine city of Marawi as government troops exchanged gunfire with Islamist insurgents. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into Marawi on Thursday in an effort to repel Islamist insurgents linked to Islamic State (IS), who had torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of IS. Key points: Militants seized more than a dozen hostages and raised ISIS flag Duterte…

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Manchester bomber visited Libya weeks before attack

Manchester bomber visited Libya weeks before attack

A sixth man was arrested late Wednesday in connection with the bombing. A woman arrested earlier in Blackley has been released without charge. The brother of the Manchester bomber was arrested in Libya. A friend of the attacker’s family says Abedi went to Libya after getting into trouble in UK. Manchester United win the Europa League on emotional night two days after bombing New details about Abedi emerged Wednesday — including alleged links to terror groups, his troubles in Manchester after the death of a friend, his travel to Libya…

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Manchester attack: Police 'not sharing information with US'

Manchester attack: Police 'not sharing information with US'

Image copyrightNew York Times Image caption The New York Times says this evidence was gathered at the scene of the attackPolice investigating the Manchester Arena bomb attack have stopped sharing information with the US after leaks to the media, the BBC understands. UK officials were outraged when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in the New York Times. It came after the name of bomber Salman Abedi was leaked to US media just hours after the attack, which killed 22 – including children – and injured 64….

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Police chief beheaded by militants in Philippines during deadly spree

Police chief beheaded by militants in Philippines during deadly spree

Bangkok: Militants allied to Islamic State have rampaged through a southern Philippine town, beheading a local police chief and kidnapping a priest and 10 parishioners, as more firefights broke out and buildings were set ablaze on Thursday. Violence that erupted on Tuesday in Marawi, 830 kilometres south of Manila, has left at least 21 dead, 13 of them militants, and dozens wounded. Play VideoDon’t Play Manchester United hold one minute’s silence Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Philippines declares martial law on … Philippines declares martial law on Mindanao island Philippine President…

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