THE Maute group, blamed by security authorities for the siege in Marawi City since May, has started enlisting compulsorily civilians in an effort to increase their dwindling numbers in the provincial capital, Task Force Ranao Deputy Commander Col. Romeo Brawner has said.
Fighting between state troops and Islamic State-linked terrorists has been raging for almost four months in Marawi, leaving at least 845 dead, majority terrorists, and hundreds of thousands displaced.
Philippine forces have held back launching a full-scale attack on rebel strongholds, fearing for the lives of Father Soganub and several hundred other hostages.
Meanwhile, four soldiers were hurt when an improvised explosive device that terrorists had abandoned at Bato mosque exploded. It has been pounding the battle area with air strikes throughout the week.
More than 800 terrorists are also believed to have been killed since May 23, when the groups of the Maute brothers - Abdullah and Omar - backed by Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon took over mosques, churches, some government facilities including including hospitals, schools, police stations, banks and other private buildings.
General Eduardo Ano, the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said: "The enormous military gain further weakened the terrorist group by denying them their erstwhile command and control hub".
"The duo revealed (initially to the rescuing troops) that they escaped when their captors had a heavy firefight against the government forces in the said location..."
The military chief of the city of Marawi, which Daesh terrorists took over in May, said on Sunday that forces had captured the militants' command center after a fierce battle and were now engaged in a mopping-up operation.
Speaking outside the ruins of buildings destroyed in fierce clashes, Suganob made an emotional appeal to Duterte to save all of them, saying, the militants are ready to die for their religion.
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The Florida Health Care Association described the deaths as a "profound tragedy within the larger tragedy of Hurricane Irma ". Altogether, city officials said eight people between the ages of 71 and 99 had died, but the causes were not yet determined.
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On his 67th birthday, PMO India Modi will be at an event at the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat on the river Narmada's Kevadi. Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is all ready to make a comeback with Bhoomi , also posted a wish for PM Modi on Twitter.
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Hoping to pressure Hamas to relinquish control of Gaza, Abbas has cut payments to Israel for the electricity it supplies to Gaza. Last blow: ostracized by its arab neighbors of Qatar, main financier of islamist movement in palestine.
Pochettino defends Spurs after Swansea stalemate
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Mourinho: Rooney is a Man Utd legend
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NASCAR racing driver killed in plane crash
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Trump wants lawmakers to 'move fast' on taxes
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The "smart" Apple Watch has found a significant defect
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American Fighting for ISIS Reportedly in Custody
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Teenager arrested in connection with London bombing
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Olympic leader confident Games will go on in South Korea
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Oregon State picked apart by Washington State QB
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Airtel monsoon offer
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