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More than 500 deaths by battles in the Philippines

More than 500 deaths by battles in the Philippines

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When fighting in the south of the Philippines, between government troops and muslim rebels in the past seven weeks, more than five hundred people killed.

Among the victims are 39 civilians and 90 soldiers and policemen, said the army on Tuesday. At least 381 islamists came to life.

President Rodrigo Duterte on may 23, the state of siege for the region of Mindanao named, then at least a hundred islamist rebels in the city of Marawi have been attacked. The scheme runs for about ten days.

Minister of Defence, Delfin Lorenzana said, moreover, media reports that up to 2000 civilians were killed.

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