A group of heavily-armed ISIS-linked militants have stormed the Philippines city of Marawi, engaging the national army in fierce clashes on the city’s streets.
According to reports, at least 15 militants armed with assault rifles attacked the city. Army troops and a special police force deployed in response to the attack.
The militants had reportedly blocked some roads, entered a local hospital and raised a black ISIS flag above the roof. Many buildings were reportedly set on fire.
ISIS has officially claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency.
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