Jun 25, 2017 · As the battle for the southern Philippines city enters its fifth week, the military costs are beginning to stack up.
The battle for Marawi began on May 23, when the Philippine military tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia that has pledged loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. But the army met fiercer than expected resistance.
On 12 June 2017, the Philippines’ Independence day, the Armed Forces of the Philippines hoped that as of this day, Marawi siege will be over. The Philippine Government raised the symbolic Philippine Flag in several places in Marawi like the Marawi City Hall, Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol, Camp Ranao, Mindanao State University , Amai Pakpak …
Date: 23 May – 23 October 2017, (5 months)
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Oct 17, 2017 · The Philippines is ecstatic about slaying two rebel leaders in the besieged city Marawi. But the broader war can easily go on …
The city of Marawi has been under siege by ISIS fighters since late-May, forcing thousands to flee and leading to intense fighting. (Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN News) With the majority of the city displaced from their homes and martial law declared, the entire region is in crisis.
Sep 14, 2017 · Chuck Holton reports from Marawi, the capital of Mindanao’s Lanao del Sur province in the Philippines. The mostly Muslim city has been under siege and actively engaged in fighting ISIS …
Watch video · Philippines soldiers battle Isis-linked gunmen on Marawi city streets Philippines soldiers battle Isis-linked gunmen on Marawi city streets The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed
A bombed-out mosque stands in what was the main battle area in Marawi on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on October 25, 2017, days after the military declared the fighting against ISIS-inspired Muslim militants over.
Hundreds of militants, many waving ISIS-style black flags, launched the siege on May 23 in Marawi, a bastion of Islamic faith in the south of the largely Roman Catholic Philippines, by seizing the lakeside city’s central business district and outlying communities.
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