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Philippine troops retake most of Marawi - Anadolu Agency

The fight against the Daesh-linked Maute group in Marawi is down to just two villages as the offensive entered its 71st day, the military said Tuesday. Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the military is working to confirm reports the ...and more »

Philippine troops capture key bridge near Marawi militants - Arab News

Armed police keep watch as men suspected of being en route to reinforce Marawi militants arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila, Philippines on Friday. (AP). MANILA: Philippine troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of ...and more »

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

ESCAPING 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, Philippines – The ...and more »

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

THE 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 »

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

MANADO • 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 »

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 »

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 »

Task force all set to rebuild Marawi - The Manila Times

A 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 »

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

Flag 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 »

Military seizes control of key Marawi bridge - Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine military says troops have captured a key bridge leading to the main position of Islamic State group-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi, but that troops won't stage a major assault and will instead ...and more »