Ground forces involved in the continuing military offensives against the ISIS-linked Maute group and Abu Sayyaf in Marawi are also in danger of being hit by the so-called “friendly” fire or airstrikes. On Wednesday, 11 soldiers were killed while 10 others were wounded when a bomb dropped from an air force plane landed into their position. (Alex D. Lopez/davaotoday.com photo)
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it will investigate the “friendly” fire that killed 11 soldiers and wounded 10 others amid the continued military operations against the ISIS-linked Maute group and Abu Sayyaf in Marawi City.
The streets of Marawi are the expression of emptiness and the absence of life as all of the shops, stores, restaurants, schools, bakeries, gasoline stations and all other business establishments are closed.
MARAWI CITY – On the 8th day after armed men attacked this city and Pres. Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law…
A total of 19 civilians and 89 terrorists were killed while 18, 609 families were displaced, the latest update in the government’s tally on military action in Marawi City, according to Malacañang on Wednesday.
Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison said it is possible for the New People’s Army to deploy guerrilla fighters near Marawi City to help in countering local terrorist group Maute.
The relief operations and humanitarian operations in the besieged Marawi City are expected to accelerate after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved to set-up a “peace corridor, an official said on Wednesday.
Human rights group Karapatan reported that the first week of Martial Law has resulted into extrajudicial killings and displacement in communities.
Dabawenyos submit themselves for inspection at the night market in Roxas Avenue as the city’s security measures continue to tighten a week after the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao Tuesday, May 30. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/davaotoday.com)
ISIS IS REAL. Graffiti on this building indicates that the ISIS, together with the Maute group positioned and occupied this street in Marawi City. (Alexander Lopez/davaotoday.com)