Civil conflict in the Philippines

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Civil conflict in the Philippines
Date March 29, 1969 – present
(48 years, 3 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
Location Philippines




Communist Party

...full list

MNLF (Until 1996)
MILF (Until 2014)

Jihadist groups:
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Sayyaf[1][2]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant BIFF
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Maute group[3][4]

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao[5]

The civil conflict in the Philippines consists of a dual insurgency that began in 1969 during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos.[8][9][10][11]

List of clashes between MNLF,MILF and the military 

List of clashes between the military and Jihadist groups

Casualties by year

Year Government forces Abu Sayyaf Maute Group
2014 27 killed,38 wounded[12]
2015 18+ killed,82+wounded 133 killed,164 wounded(only in Sulu)[13]
2016 120+
2017 149 killed(before May 17)[14]


  1. ^ "Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS". Rappler. 
  2. ^ "ISIS Now Has Military Allies in 11 Countries – NYMag". Daily Intelligencer. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "3 soldiers killed, 11 hurt in Lanao del Sur clash". Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  4. ^ Umel, Richel. "Army reports killing 20 'terrorists' in clashes with Lanao Sur armed group". Retrieved 2016-02-27. 
  5. ^ Kristine Angeli Sabillo. "New al-Qaeda-inspired group eyed in Mindanao blasts—terror expert". Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
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  8. ^ Guide to the Philippines conflict. BBC. October 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "The Fruit of Misuari's Capitulation", Bulatlat. Quezon City, Philippines. December 2–8, 2001.
  10. ^ Philippines. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. "...the Philippines has experienced the intra-state, non-state and one-sided categories of UCDP organised violence."
  11. ^ "Comparative Politics: The politics of Asia". 
  12. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Abu Sayyaf killed in 2015 surpasses 2014 total - AFP". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  13. ^ Mangosing, Frances. "133 Abu Sayyaf killed, 164 wounded in Sulu in 2015, says AFP". Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  14. ^ "Philippine troops kill 149 ASG militants | Maritime Security Review". Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
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