Violence

Islamic Militants lay Siege to Philippine City and Take Civilian Hostages as “Human Shields”

Philippines

On August 12th, MNLF founder Nur Misuari declared independence for the Muslim-majority southern region of the Catholic-majority country and called for the besieging of government installations. On September 10th, it was reported that Muslim militants were using 180 residents as “human shields” as they traded fire with the Army

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