The Philippine Air Force has mistakenly bombed government troops in the city of Marawi where clashes between Philippine security forces and ISIS terrorists are ongoing.
According to the Philippine military, 11 soldiers were killed and 7 others wounded as a result of the air strike.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the incident took place on Wednesday. He added that the military may limit its use of airstrikes in the City following this incident.
However, if the situation remains tense, this looks unlikely. Earlier this week, ISIS destroyed an army military column in the city and seized a lot of weapons and equipment.
An example of air strike in Marawi (the video was allegedly filmed on Thursday):
Here is an example of how strong an airstrike is, depending on ordnance dropped. This was an airstrike over Marawi this morning. pic.twitter.com/zmTyKQKcQg
— Chiara Zambrano (@chiarazambrano) June 1, 2017
According to the Philippine government, seurity forces have been fighting about 500 ISIS-linked gunment in the area since last week and up to 100 terrorists are “holed up” in buildings in Marawi.