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

MANILA, Philippines - The military is fighting some 30 to 40 remaining members of the Maute terror group in Marawi City, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. “I think there are 30 to 40 left but these are the good fighters. In fact, we ...and more »

Gov't troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants -

Government forces have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Islamic State-inspired terrorists in Marawi City but will not use it to launch a major assault and instead press efforts to rescue civilian hostages, the military said on ...and more »

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

But residents of Marawi City itself are not yet allowed to return to their homes due to the dangers posed by stray bullets and unexploded bombs. Pia Ranada · @piaranada. Published 6:10 PM, July 31, 2017. Updated 6:10 PM, July 31, 2017. ESCAPING ...and more »

Militants Behead 7 Men in Southern Philippines: Police - benarnews

A member of a Philippine Army bomb squad disarms a homemade explosive left by Islamic State-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi, July 30, 2017. Armed Forces of the Philippines/HO. Philippine police said Monday that they found the ...and more »

Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants - Arab News

MANILA: Philippine troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Daesh 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 »

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

Philippines 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. Why ...and more »

Ailments grip several troops in Marawi - Manila Bulletin

By Francis Wakefield. Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) and Joint Task Force Marawi, said that 25 soldiers were downed by dengue, typhoid fever, and diarrhea ...and more »

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

Government forces on Monday announced that they have taken the Barangay Mapandi neighborhood in the Islamic City of Marawi, which has served as one of the bastions of holdout elements of the terrorist Maute Group, even as the whereabouts of captive ...and more »

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

DEFENSE 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 »

Construction of transitional shelters in Marawi begins - UNTV News

The 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 »