Duterte to lift martial law in the southern Philippines by year’s end.
Two years after the Philippine city of Marawi was overrun by jihadists it remains in ruins, with experts warning that stalled reconstruction efforts are bolstering the appeal of extremist groups in the volatile region.
Residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of Marawi are allowed back.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejects allegations that troops engaged in looting during the battle against Islamic State.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis praises Filipino soldiers for defeating pro-Islamic State militants in a five-month battle in Marawi.
A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines has ended following a final battle inside a mosque.
Philippine troops are locked in an intense urban firefight with the last remnants of a pro-Islamic State alliance.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants
Philippine troops bomb militants loyal to the Islamic State group saying the conflict will end.
The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group has lost 10 fighters stopping radical militants.
It remains unclear how exactly Duterte plans to tackle extremism after troops retake Marawi, where about 70 militants remain holed up in the debris of what was a flourishing commercial district.
Philippine security forces arrest the main financier of the pro-IS militants who have for weeks been battling government troops.
A team of about 30 are making forays to rescue civilians in an urban battlefield.
Thousands of soldiers are battling to retake the southern Philippine city, where IS militants launched a lightning strike on May 23.
The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agree to tackle militant financing.
Philippine military say Islamist militants fled from a primary school in the south, leaving behind 31 hostages unharmed.