Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao in face of ISIS-linked onslaught


Militants affiliated with Islamic State are vying for control of the city of Marawi in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte put the island of Mindanao under martial law, ordered in special forces and cut short his state visit to Russia.

Islamist-extremist insurgents from the Maute group are engaging government forces in firefights and the area, which boasts a population of 200,000, is now on lockdown, according to Philippines authorities.

Local reports indicate the militants have established checkpoints in the city.

Facebook posts by Marawi residents depict photos of fighters, clad in black, moving through streets while heavily armed. Local media reports the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) flag flies over a medical center while other residents are tweeting that buildings have been set ablaze and roads blocked.

President Duterte declared martial law for a 60-day period. Authorities have asked the public not to share any information which could “compromise operational security.”


i posted on this yesterday..we predicted it..and here it is..


“President Duterte declared martial law for a 60-day period.”


~ by seeker401 on May 25, 2017.

16 Responses to “Duterte declares martial law on Mindanao in face of ISIS-linked onslaught”

  1. ISIS militants storm Philippines city during deadly rampage

  2. It all seems to be happening very fast now.

  3. ISIS – NWO attack hounds

  4. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  5. I would have never thought this (below). I just thought the Philippines were small islands, which they are one might say; yet they are heavily populated.

  6. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBGgTuVUAAAnfa4.jpg:large

  7. AAAAAAAAnd he comes the amurcans – uninvited
    & when they are uninvited – that spells trouble (helping who, eh?)


  8. ‘At least 100 bodies’ on streets of ISIS-occupied city, says Philippine official


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