Duterte said the presence of foreign fighters in street battles in Marawi City was proof that ISIS had gained a foothold on the restive island of Mindanao, but there was still a chance for peace.
The raids followed the attack on a bus of Coptic Christians going to a monastery. The Christian population continues to feel the state cannot protect them.
The latest in a series of deadly attacks on Coptic Christians in the recent months has left 26 dead and another 26 wounded.
President Duterte has been pleading with Mindanao governors and religious leaders to work with the government to keep extremists at bay.
While US officials say more than 100 civilians died in the airstrike, local officials and eyewitnesses estimate the number of deaths to around 240.
The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed out of which four of them were attackers.
The army sent about 100 soldiers, including US-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in mainly Muslim Marawi City held by ISIS militants.
Bombings are a near-daily occurrence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, with most being claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militia.
Two soldiers and a policeman were killed and 12 wounded in Marawi after ISIS linked militants took over streets, bridges and buildings and set fire to some.
ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attack, is opposed to all sides in Syria’s six-year civil war, including Syrian insurgent groups.
Iraqi authorities and aid agencies are already struggling to cope with a surge in displacement since security forces opened a new front against the militants in Mosul earlier this month.
Sexual violence is increasingly becoming a tactic of terrorism in conflict areas; approximately one in five refugees or displaced women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
Erdogan said his visit would “mark a historical turn of tide” and hailed “outstanding relations” between the nations.
The Iraqi government is looking to declare victory by Ramadan, even if pockets of resistance remain in the Old City according to military officials
Months of fighting last year between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party caused huge destruction, leaving the peace process in tatters.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said jets thought to belong to the US-led coalition hit the town of Al-Bukamal near the border with Iraq.
After seven months of fighting, militants have been dislodged from all but a few areas of Mosul.
Rukban refugee camp new Jordan border attacked, restaurants and markets targeted.
A bomb exploded in Baluchistan next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate leaving 25 dead and at least 35 wounded.
The residents in ISIS-captured Mosul have given up on looking for aid from the government and international groups and started digging their own water.
The envoy urged Pakistan and India to join hands in returning peace to Afghanistan at a time when Taliban and ISIS are both posing threats to the region.
The population faces not only to the dangers of the conflict and fighting but also the problem of not having access to survival basics like food and water.
The girls were among a group of 270 schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram, which has waged an eight-year-old war to create an Islamist caliphate.
Police said the two men killed themselves by detonating explosives as officers launched an early-morning raid in a village in Jhenidah district.
The flooding of the Tigris and the disassembly of the last pontoon bridge linking the two sides of Mosul has forced residents to make the crossing on boats.
Boko Haram, which is loyal to ISIS, has kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children as it tries to carve out an Islamist caliphate.
In a surprise new move, Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul with an aim to open escape routes for the thousands of civilians held behind ISIS lines.
The eight men were arrested in July two weeks before the games opened in Rio de Janeiro, raising fears of an attack on the global sports event.
Mosul’s airport, railway station and university were all destroyed in the long fight to dislodge ISIS militants from their main Iraqi stronghold.
Europol director Rob Wainwright said the ISIS’s new online platform had been uncovered during a 48-hour operation against Internet extremism last week.
As ISIS loses ground in other Muslim nations, a local affiliate, Sinai Province is trying to enforce strict rules of behaviour and morality for the populace.
Ashfaqur Rahman was part of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, blamed for murdering five secular bloggers, a publisher and two gay rights activists.
Returning these children to school is a priority for Iraq to end the cycle of sectarian violence fuelled in part by poverty and ignorance, the UN says.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said that even though the attacks were to be condemned, Egypt’s approach to combating the Islamist militants was exacerbating the problem.
Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the mosque and tomb of Islam’s prophet Mohammed
The Pentagon’s tally is far lower than the estimate of outside groups. Monitoring group Airwars claims more than 3,000 civilians have been killed.
The Taliban said government forces would be “targeted, harassed, killed, or captured”, a week after the devastating attack that killed 135 Afghan soldiers.
A special NIA court charged 26-year-old Areeb Majeed, who had allegedly joined the outfit ISIS in Iraq, on various charges of terrorism.
The arrests came days after the bitterly divisive referendum that was heavily criticised and gave Erdogan expansive powers to bring about change in Turkey.
Mosul suffered extensive damage during the ISIS occupation and the US retaliation; massive reconstruction needs to be done before life can be normal again.