Philippine Army Controls 90% Of Marawi. Fighting With ISIS Ongoing

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Philippine Army Controls 90% Of Marawi. Fighting With ISIS Ongoing

A vehicle of the Philippine Army

The Philippine government announced on Friday that the Philippine Army is now in control of 90% of Marawi City.

The Philippine Army added that some ISIS fighters who took over the southern Philippine city of Marawi last month may have been hiding among civilians who were evacuated from the city in order to escape the fighting that continue for the fourth week in a row.

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said that security measures have been tightened in the cities of Elijan and Cagayan de Oro and the authorities are looking for any suspicious figures who may be trying to “spread confusion and fear”. The general added “We’re not denying that there’s probably a few who may have slipped along with the evacuees from Marawi going to Iligan and Cagayan de Oro.”

According to the Philippine Army, at least 200 local ISIS fighters pluse foreign fighters remain inside Marawi as the Philippine army is working to exterminate them as soon as possible.

It was also announced on Friday that the defense ministers of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will meet in Borneo Island in Indonesia next Monday to discuss the current threats and step up to cooperation against terrorism.

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  • χρηστος

    well done there….i hope they find them all.noone must escape

  • Solomon Krupacek

    what kind of tractoris this?

    • Huisje tuintje boontje beesje

      The wood is to minimise the effect of shaped charges ( rpg , rocket propelled grenades) most of those APC. ‘ s will withstand up to .50 caliber rounds and schrapnel .
      Therefore the favorit weapons of the terrorist’s is the Russian 14,5 mm & 23 mm guns , they cut through those tin can’s like butter
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/14.5×114mm

      • testera

        The wood is there to make crew feel safer, and prevent occasional ricochet. :)
        This is more of an armored car than APC, and those tend to struggle with anything bigger than standard rifle calibers.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    The Filipino Defense Minister foolishly said a week ago that there were not more then 250 ISIS fighters in the Philippines. I knew this was wrong. The Indonesian defense minister said they had intelligence that there around 1,000 ISIS fighters inside of the Philippines already.
    ISIS has also shown that when they are about to loose a city, before they do they already expand into other areas quickly.
    So if the army has already taken 90% of this city (which I doubt) then ISIS is fixing to take 50% of three other places quickly at the same time.
    ISIS is adaptable, the Filipino army is rigid and un-adaptable like the French and UK and Saudi Arabian armies.
    http://realjewnews.com/

    • Ilies Bekhtaoui

      true but the philipines army is encircling the i doubt that any of them will go anywhere

  • Red Tick Alert

    Dear The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia

    The biggest threat to you is the US; end of.

    Thank you for your time.

    The rest of the World.

    • nshah

      you are not from this region i guess and knows nothing.. if your’re from this region you must be one of the ignorant one..! ISIS is terrorism like it or not.. every country should in hands to eliminates it..swine ideologi of wahBABIsm

      • Red Tick Alert

        and that has to do with the price of fish – how ?.

  • nshah

    It was also announced on Friday that the defense ministers of the
    Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will meet in Borneo Island in
    Indonesia

    It’s about time..what takes them so long to lend a helping hand/s..?

    Well done the filipines Pres and armies