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Troops recapture key bridge - Tempo

Troops recapture key bridgeTempoMilitary operations will remain “intense and focused” against the Maute terror group following the capture of a major bridge leading to the rebel position, a Palace official said Monday. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the ...and more »

Tent city plan for Marawi evacuees dropped - Inquirer.net;

Tent city plan for Marawi evacuees dropped - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netTent city plan for Marawi evacuees droppedInquirer.netDAVAO CITY — A military-led multiagency team formed to help Marawi City rise after the attempt by terrorists to set up an Islamic State (IS) province there is dropping plans to put up a tent city and instead build sturdier structures for residents who ...and more »

Indonesia not ruling out sending troops to Marawi - The Straits Times

Indonesia not ruling out sending troops to MarawiThe Straits TimesMANADO • Indonesia is not dismissing the possibility of sending its troops to the besieged city of Marawi in the Philippines, a top security official has said, adding that the archipelago will continue to strengthen security cooperation with ...and more »

AFP Arrests 59 Suspected Militants - NewsBeat Social

AFP Arrests 59 Suspected MilitantsNewsBeat SocialUNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Philippine troops have captured 59 people they believe were trying to sneak into Marawi to aid Maute militants. ISIS-linked Maute militants have been fighting the military in Marawi since storming the city on May 23.and more »

Maute fighters in Marawi down to 40 — Lorenzana - Philippine Star

Maute fighters in Marawi down to 40 — LorenzanaPhilippine StarThe military is fighting some 30 to 40 remaining members of the Maute terror group in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. Lawyer Maki Datu-Ramos/File. MANILA, Philippines - The military is fighting some 30 to 40 remaining ...and more »

WATCH | Govt forces wrest Mapandi stronghold from Maute Group in Marawi - InterAksyon;

WATCH | Govt forces wrest Mapandi stronghold from Maute Group in Marawi - InterAksyon

InterAksyonWATCH | Govt forces wrest Mapandi stronghold from Maute Group in MarawiInterAksyonFlag over Mapandi Marawi The national colors fly over Mapandi in Marawi after troops of the Philippine Marines retake the redoubt from the hands of the Maute Group. Government forces on Monday announced that they have taken the Barangay Mapandi ...and more »

Marawi still danger zone for evacuees, AFP warns - The Standard

Marawi still danger zone for evacuees, AFP warnsThe StandardTHE residents of Marawi City have not yet been cleared to return to their war-ravaged homes, the military said Monday even “transitional shelters” are being planned for them instead of the “tent cities” as earlier planned. Military spokesman Restituto ...and more »

Task force all set to rebuild Marawi - The Manila Times

Task force all set to rebuild MarawiThe Manila TimesA task force created by President Rodrigo Duterte to rehabilitate, reconstruct and rebuild the besieged Marawi City is now in its post-assessment phase with concerned agencies and local government units (LGUs) and already organizing the next step after ...and more »

Maute fighters down to 30-40, says Defense chief - BusinessWorld Online Edition

Maute fighters down to 30-40, says Defense chiefBusinessWorld Online EditionDEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana said on Monday that the number of religious militants fighting in Marawi City, which has been ongoing for more than two months now, is down to 30-40. Brig.-Gen. Restituto F. Padilla, Jr., Armed Forces of the ...and more »

No traces of hostages, captive priest's fate 70 days into Marawi fighting - Davao Today;

No traces of hostages, captive priest's fate 70 days into Marawi fighting - Davao Today

Davao TodayNo traces of hostages, captive priest's fate 70 days into Marawi fightingDavao TodayDAVAO CITY, Philippines – Authorities on Monday said they have no idea as to the whereabouts of hostage priest Fr. Chito Suganob, as the battle in Marawi enters its 70th day.​. The army's Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Capt. Jo-ann ...and more »

Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants - New Delhi Times;

Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants - New Delhi Times

New Delhi TimesPhilippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militantsNew Delhi TimesPhilippine troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Islamic State group-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi but won't stage a major assault and will instead press efforts to rescue civilian hostages, an official ...and more »

Maute-ISIS group likely to force civilian hostages into suicide bombing – DND - UNTV News;

Maute-ISIS group likely to force civilian hostages into suicide bombing – DND - UNTV News

UNTV NewsMaute-ISIS group likely to force civilian hostages into suicide bombing – DNDUNTV NewsThe Maute terrorist group is still using its 30 civilian hostages as human shields in Marawi City. Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana noted it's not far-fetched that the Isis-inspired terrorists might force their civilian ...and more »

Construction of transitional shelters in Marawi begins - UNTV News;

Construction of transitional shelters in Marawi begins - UNTV News

UNTV NewsConstruction of transitional shelters in Marawi beginsUNTV NewsThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is appealing for more patience from residents of Marawi City because the military cannot allow them to go back to their homes yet though some areas have already been cleared. This is due to the high risk of ...and more »

Terrorists holding out 70 days into Philippine battle - Anadolu Agency;

Terrorists holding out 70 days into Philippine battle - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyTerrorists holding out 70 days into Philippine battleAnadolu AgencyAfter 70 days of fighting, up to 40 pro-Daesh terrorists are holding out in Marawi City, Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said Monday. Militants from the Maute group and Abu Sayyaf seized Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 23 and just a ...and more »

2 model houses for Marawi rehabilitation being built - Philippine News;

2 model houses for Marawi rehabilitation being built - Philippine News

Philippine News2 model houses for Marawi rehabilitation being builtPhilippine NewsPhoto: The government is now constructing two models of houses for evacuees from Marawi City made homeless by conflict. Philippine Army/Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay LANAO DEL SUR — Army engineers are now constructing two houses as models for ...and more »

Hidden bombs bar Marawi residents from going home: military - ABS-CBN News;

Hidden bombs bar Marawi residents from going home: military - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN NewsHidden bombs bar Marawi residents from going home: militaryABS-CBN NewsMarines patrol a deserted street in the center of Marawi City on Sunday. Government forces are locked in a house-to-house battle with the Maute extremists as the war reaches its second month. Froilan Gallardo, ABS-CBN News. MANILA – Residents in the ...and more »

Military says residents of towns around Marawi can go home - Rappler;

Military says residents of towns around Marawi can go home - Rappler

RapplerMilitary says residents of towns around Marawi can go homeRapplerESCAPING VIOLENCE. Internally displaced persons pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute Group and government forces in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler. MANILA ...and more »

Marawi residents advised not to return home yet | SunStar - Sun.Star

Marawi residents advised not to return home yet | SunStarSun.StarTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday advised the affected residents in the conflict-torn Marawi City not to return home yet as they would just put their lives at risk. AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla Jr. said ...and more »

Siege of Marawi: Philippines soldiers capture key bridge from Isis fighters - International Business Times UK;

Siege of Marawi: Philippines soldiers capture key bridge from Isis fighters - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKSiege of Marawi: Philippines soldiers capture key bridge from Isis fightersInternational Business Times UKPhilippines troops have recaptured a key bridge that leads to the main position of Isis-linked militants in the southern town of Marawi. The army has been battling against Maute and Abu Sayyaf militants since May, when fighters seized the town. The ...and more »

Groundwork begins for Marawi relocation site - Rappler;

Groundwork begins for Marawi relocation site - Rappler

RapplerGroundwork begins for Marawi relocation siteRapplerCONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY. Model houses are being assembled at the relocation site for those affected by the Marawi City crisis. All photos from Joint Task Force Marawi. MANILA, Philippines – Military engineers have started construction of model houses ...and more »