Leader of new armed group was kicked out of BIFF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) confirmed Thursday that there is a new armed group in Mindanao. The group, named the Justice for Islamic Movement, is believed to have links with terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah. BIFF spokesman Abu Mama Misry said...

Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch a pursuit operation...

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in PH – military

COTABATO (Mabuhay) — An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country’s south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday. Seventeen members of the rebel Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom...

PHL, MILF rebels seal historic peace deal

By Karl Malakunas MANILA, March 27, 2014 (AFP) – The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia’s longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting...