Philippine Military Says 54 Muslim Terrorists Killed in South

Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a little-known Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said Monday.

Regional military spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan said the operations against the Maute group began last Thursday in southern Lanao del Sur province’s Butig town and were still continuing. He said nine soldiers had been wounded in addition to the two who were killed.

  • Exile1981

    Its a start. All terror groups should be wiped out.

  • Alain

    Good, but as long as they tolerate Muslims living in the Philippines, their problems are not over.

  • andycanuck

    “Faster!” as Glenn Reynolds is wont to say.

  • Maggat

    One small step by civilized mankind, here’s for more, much more, to follow.