ISIS terrorists have foiled an attack of the Philippine Army on their positions in Marawi and ambushed a convoy of the Philippine military during the advance.
Furthermore, ISIS fighters managed to capture at least two US-made M706 Commando 4×4 amphibious armored car, the vehicle armed with a 20mm gun and a 7.62mm machinegun.
According to photos available online, ISIS members were armed with M16A1 assault rifles equipped with 40mm M203 grenade launchers as well as M14 tactical rifles equipped with binoculars to use them as sniper rifles.
ISIS militants captured a US-made 90 mm M67 recoilless rifle and M371A1 HEAT rounds.
Terrorists also downed a DJI Mavic Pro drone which the Philippine Army may have used for surveillance tasks.
The Philippine Army lacks the expertise required to conduct such counter-terrorism operations in urban areas, and it seems that it faces more difficulties after ISIS has seized more weapons.
However, the Philippine government is not going to tolerate the presence of ISIS terrorists in Marawi. Thus, the terrorist group will likely not been able to hold the city for a long time.
Attack helicopters pound ISIS terrorists in Marawi:
ISIS equipment captured by the army: