Filipino army in the battle with islamic militants on the island of Mindanao
Filipino overheidstroepen Tuesday in the city of Marawi in battle will be hit with members of the Maute, a Islamtische State related organization. One policeman was killed, eight others are injured.
That reports Reuters news agency. Armed men have the local hospital taken over, and would black flag have lifted, that resembles the flag that IS used. Other eyewitnesses report that the prison and a secondary school are being attacked.
There is still fought with about fifty militants, scattered all over the city. Against CNN Philippines says a spokesman of the army, the gunfight in the town around two o’clock in the afternoon began: “We received a message from inhabitants of the city that armed men were seen. When we have a special operation used.”
Marawi is the capital city of the province of Lanao del Sur. Soldiers and police officers worked together in the attack on an apartment where the members of the organization would hide. It was a group of fifteen men. Among them would also be Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of Abu Sayyaf, another islamic terrorist group.
The Philippine army is already a few months more and more battles against islamic militants. In march, a other leader of Abu Sayyaf killed in a firefight in the province of Sulu.