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Philippine Army drone footage shows Daesh plundering Marawi - Arab News

Weapons that the Maute group had amassed. (Photo courtesy: The joint task force in Marari). Related Articles. Philippines must solve Marawi crisis to prevent further uprisings, says defense secretary · MNLF ready to fight Daesh in Marawi, says Nur ...and more »

Strange bedfellows in Philippine-Islamic State fight - Asia Times

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress in a house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Islamic State-aligned Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines July 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva. The Moro Islamic Liberation ...and more »

IS Suffers a Setback in Marawi - benarnews

Soldiers guard a lakeside mosque near Marawi after several gunmen aboard a boat were spotted near the area, Sept. 28, 2017. Richel V. Umel/BenarNews. With timely international military and intelligence assistance, Philippine security forces have ...and more »

Marawi fighting seen to end Oct. 15 -

NO STONE UNTURNED The Bato mosque tower (center) stands desolate amid the ruins left by an FA-10 airstrike on Sept. 26 during the final push by government forces to retake Marawi City from the Islamic State-linked Maute terrorist group. Soldiers on ...and more »

End of Marawi war seen - Manila Bulletin

After four months of fighting between government troops and Islamic State-linked rebels in Marawi City, President Duterte is hopeful that the conflict would be over by the end of the month. “Today, we are still fighting but I hope that by the end of ...and more »

Hostages, IEDs slow down push to end war in Marawi - Rappler

BATO MOSQUE. Troops retrieve IEDs and unexploded ordnance from former Maute stronghold Bato Mosque. JTF Marawi photo. MARAWI CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)– It's mortar rounds that troops served the Maute Group for breakfast on Sunday morning, October 1 ...and more »

Marawi terrorists use looted coins as shrapnel in IEDs – AFP - Manila Bulletin

The Armed Forces now know why coins, nails and bolts were among those recovered from the wound of soldiers injured in the main battle area in Marawi city. Improvised grenade with coins as shrapnel recovered by troops in the MBA. (Francis Wakefield ...and more »

Mass celebrated again in Marawi cathedral, first since war broke out - Manila Bulletin

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Sunday said a mass was held at the St. Mary's Cathedral in Marawi City which was formerly occupied by Daesh-inspired Maute Group terrorists. The cathedral, it was recalled, was retaken by government troops late ...and more »

Sound of war blends with Marawi Mass hymns -

An Army chaplain is shown in this video grab blessing soldiers who heard Mass at the first religious service in St. Mary's Cathedral since war started in Marawi City on May 23. —PHOTO COURTESY OF JOINT TASK FORCE RANAO. MARAWI CITY — In a gathering ...and more »

Marawi war ends this September, Duterte says - The Manila Times

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said the conflict in Marawi would finally be over by September's end, four months after Islamic State-linked Maute terrorists laid siege to the city. In Eastern Samar on Thursday, Duterte again admitted that the government ...and more »