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Philippines: Marawi and its residents left scarred as clashes continue with IS-linked militants01:41

Philippines: Marawi and its residents left scarred as clashes continue with IS-linked militants

Philippines, Marawi City
May 30, 2017 at 02:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Damages inflicted by clashes between Islamist militants and Philippines security forces could be seen on the streets of Marawi, Monday, after the Maute, a jihadi group reportedly inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) launched an attack on the city a week ago.

Those captured by the militants could be seen at a National Police Commission building in the city, several of them with injuries left from the violence. Police also captured guns, ammunition, military clothing, and IS flags from militant positions.

Over 100 people have already died in the clashes after violence broke out on May 23, when Maute fighters gunned down several people in Marawi in response to the arrest of the alleged leader of the local IS branch, Isnilon Hapilon. Dozens of gunmen would go on to burn several buildings and plant the black flag of IS in the city centre.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the area for a period of 60 days.

Philippines: Marawi and its residents left scarred as clashes continue with IS-linked militants01:41
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Damages inflicted by clashes between Islamist militants and Philippines security forces could be seen on the streets of Marawi, Monday, after the Maute, a jihadi group reportedly inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) launched an attack on the city a week ago.

Those captured by the militants could be seen at a National Police Commission building in the city, several of them with injuries left from the violence. Police also captured guns, ammunition, military clothing, and IS flags from militant positions.

Over 100 people have already died in the clashes after violence broke out on May 23, when Maute fighters gunned down several people in Marawi in response to the arrest of the alleged leader of the local IS branch, Isnilon Hapilon. Dozens of gunmen would go on to burn several buildings and plant the black flag of IS in the city centre.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the area for a period of 60 days.

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