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Fighting in Marawi displaces nearly 400000 - Rappler

Over 70,380 people have been housed in 79 government-run evacuation centers where relief officials are struggling to deal with outbreaks of illness. Agence France-Presse · @afp. Published 10:48 PM, July 01, 2017. Updated 12:03 PM, July 17, 2017.and more »

Duterte: “That war in Marawi will continue until the last terrorist is taken out” - Minda News

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 July) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he is “always praying” that the war against the Maute Group and its allied terror groups “will end as fast as it can” because of the rising casualties and the mass ...and more »

Duterte: I cannot stop fighting in Marawi, won't talk with terrorists - GMA News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he will not stop the fighting in Marawi City even as he is carrying a heavy heart due to the rising number of soldiers killed in the ongoing conflict. "I cannot stop the fighting because I will never, never ...and more »

AFP chief says Maute stronghold in Marawi 'getting smaller' - GMA News

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Eduardo Año said the Maute group's stronghold in Marawi City is "getting smaller." Año said on Sunday that Maute group members are still holed up in an area covering at least four villages of the besieged city.and more »

Marawi death toll: 82 gov't troops killed, 39 civilians slain - Rappler

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the Scene of the Crime Operatives corrected an earlier report on the number of cadavers recovered by government troops. Rappler.com. Published 3:53 PM, June 30, 2017. Updated 1:00 PM, July ...and more »

Duterte's reality check in Mindanao - Aljazeera.com

"[R]eality has a way of catching up," warned former US President Barack Obama during his emotionally charged farewell speech. It was partly an admission of his own shortcomings, but also a subtle, yet poignant, word of caution to populist leaders ...and more »

Marawi crisis takes a toll on IDPs' health - CNN Philippines

Lanao del Sur (CNN Philippines, July 1) — With the Marawi crisis now on its 40th day, authorities in Lanao del Sur worry about the future of the city's displaced people, with the war taking its toll physically, emotionally, and mentally. The conflict ...and more »

Duterte had warned of 'Isis disease' - Inquirer.net

President Duterte had warned of the threat posed by the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippines as early as August, less than two months into his term, Malacañang said on Friday. Responding to analysts who said the war on terrorism had ...and more »

Duterte to CPP-NPA: Don't be two-faced as we talk peace - Inquirer.net

“We can talk, but don't give me a double face.” President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday directed that statement to the communist rebels who launched serial attacks against government forces even there are initiatives to talk peace. READ: Continued NPA ...and more »

Marawi death toll hits 429 - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - More than 400 people have been killed in the clashes between government troops and Maute extremists in over a month of fighting in Marawi City. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said ...and more »