Children are not exempt from the jihad imperative to make war upon the kuffar. We saw that in Beslan. And now we see it in the Philippines, although this incident did not result in any deaths. We will soon see it in Europe and probably also in the U.S., where we may not be so fortunate.
“Philippines school raid by pro-ISIS fighters ends,” 9News.com.au, June 21, 2017:
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A hostage drama that unfolded at a primary school in the southern Philippines has been resolved and the Islamist militants who had held people captive have withdrawn with no reports of casualties.
“It’s already resolved,” Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters on Wednesday, reports AFP.
“They’ve withdrawn, they are no longer there. The school area is again safe.”
However, Padilla also said the military was investigating whether five civilians were still being held by the militants. He said no children had been taken hostage.
Earlier, a spokesman for the militant group said they had taken civilians to a safe place after a gunfight erupted with troops and did not intend to hold them.
Early this morning, members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) raided a school in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, reports The Manila Times.
The BIFF, a group that the Philippines military has linked to international terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), was reportedly holding hostage at least five civilians near a school.
The school in the village of Malagakit was the scene of a clash between the armed men and members of the Philippine Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion….
Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of the Joint Task Force Marawi, earlier said many of the outsiders came to Marawi using the cover of an Islamic prayer festival in the city last month.
The seizing of the city by Maute and its allies on the island of Mindanao is the biggest warning yet that the Islamic State is building a base in Southeast Asia and bringing the brutal tactics seen in Iraq and Syria in recent years to the region.
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