The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP
The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP

Philippines dismisses Islamic State’s claim it killed 100 troops as ‘purely propaganda’

Philippine military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the Islamic State claim was propaganda and its statement had ‘many gaps and inconsistencies’

Topic |   Islamic militancy
The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP
The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels from a group known as Abu Sayyaf on the island of Basilan. Photo: AP
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