Civil conflict in the Philippines

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Civil conflict in the Philippines
DateMarch 29, 1969 – present
(50 years, 5 months and 3 weeks)
Location
Status

Ongoing

Belligerents

Philippines

Communists:
Communist Party

...full list


Bangsamoro:
MNLF (Until 1996)
MILF (Until 2014)

Jihadist groups:
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Sayyaf (1991–present)[1][2]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters(2008–present)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Maute group (2013–2017)[3][4][5]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao (2011–2013)[6]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Ansar Khalifa Philippines (2014–present)

Rajah Sulaiman movement (1991–unknown)[7][8]

The civil conflict in the Philippines as of February 2019, consists of an insurgency pitting Government forces against Maoist rebels, that began in 1969 during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos.[11][12][13][14]

List of clashes between MNLF,MILF and the military[edit]

List of clashes between the military and Jihadist groups[edit]

Casualties by year[edit]

Extreme Islamists Vs the Government[edit]

Year Government forces Abu Sayyaf Maute Group BIFF AKP Civilians
2014 27 killed, 38 wounded in the whole year[16] 52 killed (in Operation Darkhorse)[17]
2015 44 killed (in Mamasapano clash) 133 killed, 164 wounded (only in Sulu) in the whole year[18] 139 killed (February 25 – March 22)[19][20]
2016 18+ (Battle of Tipo-Tipo in April)

15 killed (in late August)[21]

31 killed (April 9 – April 14)[22]

157 killed, 159 wounded (July – December 21)[23]

55 killed (in late February)[24]

22 killed (May 26 – May 28)[25]

61 killed (November 26 – November 30)[26]

24 killed (in late February)[27]
2017 149 killed (before May 17)[28] 15 killed (January 26)[29]

36 killed (April 21 – April 24)[30][31][32]

Battle of Marawi 168 killed,[33] 978 killed,[34] 87 civilians dead
(40 due to illness),[35][36]
2018 2 killed, 2 wounded Dissolved 5 killed
Total in 2018
Total 228+ killed 1,578+ killed

Note: Some casualties from small-scale conflicts are not given.

References[edit]

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