techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com September 22, 2017


Hostaged priest rescued by gov't troops in Marawi

17 September 2017, 03:22 | Glen Norman

Taken from Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub’s Facebook account

Taken from Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub’s Facebook account

Father Soganub was taken hostage along with about a dozen of his parishioners after hundreds of armed extremists flying the black flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stormed and occupied large parts of Marawi, the Islamic capital of the mainly Catholic Philippines, on May 23.

Father Teresito "Chito" Soganub was found abandoned with another hostage near a mosque early Sunday, one of three militant strongholds that have fallen to government forces over the past several days.

Father Soganub had been held captive since militants attacked his Saint Mary's Parish during the siege of Marawi on May 23.

The priest had appeared in a video released by the militants pleading for his life and asking the military to cease their aerial bombardments. They surfaced on social media where he sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte to halt the offensive against the militants. Photos showing him, a young man and a woman slumped against a wall had also circulated on the Internet.

U2 Concert Was Just Canceled in St. Louis Because of 'Safety'
The band doesn't want to risk anyone's public safety by having the concert, and so things are off , at least for tonight. Louis yesterday, and then more dramatically in the Central West End last night , after former St.

Several hostages were reportedly last seen there, according to Galvez.

Col. Edgard Arevalo, military public affairs chief, said in a separate statement that the Bato Mosque, considered the second grand one, was retaken at 5 p.m. on Saturday, after five hours of fighting between state forces and terrorists.

Some women were forced to marry militants.

A Catholic priest and a civilian held hostage by local IS militants escaped from their captors and recovered by troops from the besieged city of Marawi in southern Philippines where fierce fighting is nearing its fifth month. "(But) we can not give you details as of now lest we imperil the lives not only of our soldiers but more so that of the hostages", Arevalo said.

Vikings add QB Sloter to roster
Goff benefited from an early lead and was matched up against Indianapolis' subpar defense without top cornerback Vontae Davis . One week everybody's raving about you, and how quickly it can flip if you drink the Kool-Aid.

"If they surrender we will not shoot them".

Fighting between state troops and Islamic State-linked terrorists have been raging for almost four months in Marawi, leaving at least 845 dead, a lot of them terrorists, and hundreds of thousands displaced.

Philippine military chief General Eduardo Ano described as "enormous" gains made by his soldiers over the weekend.

Military officials expect the battle in there to end soon as most of the remaining Maute terrorists' command and controlled areas have been seized by troops.

China Has No Right to Oppose Japan's investment in Northeast: Amit Shah
She added: "We are now trying to seek a solution through negotiations that is acceptable to both sides". The agreement was reached during the annual summit of the two countries held in India's Ahmedabad city.

Philippine military officers have been saying for weeks they expected to regain control of the city within days but the militants have proven far better armed and trained than first thought.



Other News

Trending Now

PM Modi Visits Mother Home seeks blessings on Birthday
He will also visit Amreli in Saurashtra and will attend a programme and address a social gathering at Shahakar Sammelan. Popular singer Adnan Sami , who became a proud father to Medina, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi lately.

IPhone X's AppleCare+ Plan Isn't Cheap
Owners of the latter three don't have to pay more because the price of their AppleCare plans will remain the same. Apple is apparently going all out this year - not as much in terms of new features as it is with the price hikes.

Inter Tops Serie A Table with Hard-fought Win over Crotone
By collecting 12 points, Inter occupy the top of the standings since Napoli and Juventus will compete tomorrow. Bologna stay tenth after their second defeat.

Top UFC contender manhandles Bronx native David Branch
Branch again came out the aggressor in the second, but Rockhold took him on in the grappling department with overwhelming success. At the conclusion of Saturday's live main card on TSN2, the live UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW airs at approximately 1 a.m.

Stop the sniping about climate change
An El Nino that was expected to combat strengthening tropical systems had not developed as of early August, according to the NOAA. Even after it made landfall and weakened to a tropical storm, Harvey continued to dump record amounts of rain on the region.

Grade Iowa football's win over North Texas
A 13-yard touchdown pass from North Texas quarterback Quinn Shanbour to Jalen Guyton gave the Mean Green a 14-10 lead at halftime. Fine proved to be a handful at times for Iowa's defense, as was Jeffrey Wilson on a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Metro legal group provides clinics for DACA recipients
Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep. "We are Americans just like you, and that's why we need your help to protect DACA ". I would basically call it allowing them to do what they've been doing, which is basically live as Americans.

Former UN leader Ban Ki-moon tabbed for International Olympic Committee ethics chair
The former South Korean foreign minister said the Seoul government is closely working with the UNSC. Reedie called the criticisms "unhelpful and backward looking".

BlackRock Energy and Resources (NYSE:BGR) Trading Volume Significantly Higher
The stock of BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust (NYSE:BTA) earned "Buy" rating by Haitong Securities on Tuesday, August 2. Camelot Portfolios Llc holds 1.06% of its portfolio in BlackRock Insured Municipal Income Inves for 141,794 shares.

Russian airstrike hits US-backed fighters
In Syria, whatever the United States decides to do will be totally independent of the Syrian government's position. The officials did not give the exact location of the surrender nor the current location of the American.