Philippine President: Marawi Ciy Is Liberated From ISIS

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Philippine President: Marawi Ciy Is Liberated From ISIS

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On October 17, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the city of Marawi liberated from ISIS militants following a five-month standoff with a local branch of the terrorist group.

“I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from the terrorist influence that marks the beginning of rehabilitation of Marawi,” Duterte said during a visit on the island of Mindanao.

However, about 20-30 ISIS linked militants were still remaining in the city with 20 hostages when the presiden made his statement.

Philippine security forces are now clashing with them.

The announcement of the city liberation came after Philippine  Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, said two top ISIS members in Marawi – Ipsilon Hapilon and Omar Maute – were killed in a firefight with government forces. Hapilon was the leader of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, and was named by ISIS as the group’s emir in Southeast Asia.

According to the Philippine armed Forces, over 800 ISIS militants and 162 government security service members have been killed in the battle for Marawi so far.

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  • Ronald

    800 down , 20 to go , well done Duterte , but don’t leave without those 20 .

    • ajay prasad

      Have a bad feeling this is just the beginning, Muslims are hardly 5% A majority catholic country already had to go through such an ordeal like ISIS..Once the muslim population grows things will re-spawn.

      • hhabana

        This shit with Muslims started long time ago. There are lost idiots in that religion, most likely funded by the evil Saudi government, that cause havoc around the world.

        Also know that the Muslim religion does not let them speak against those of their religion to infidels. A Filipino lady explained this to me amongst others. Best to deny them immigration and them live with their kind in their Arab shitholes.

        • ajay prasad

          Marawi, Rakhine,Kashmir the same shit, Once the numbers start to grow.. These areas turn into no go zones, Parallel laws, Jihadist seperatist movements.In this case They went Internation pledged allegiance to ISIS were funded enough to carry out a seige by sunni gulf countries.Thats exactly the solution deny Immigration at which we are continously Failing because of vested political Interests,They breed at crazy rates In some decades alone they will change demographics.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    perfect!

  • Gabriel Hollows

    SLAUGHTER THEM ALL!!!

  • Thegr8rambino

    YEEEEEEEEEEE!!!