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One hundred soldiers to fight islamic militants on Filipino island

One hundred soldiers to fight islamic militants on Filipino island

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The Philippine army has about one hundred soldiers with helicopters to the city of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao sent.

Dozens of muslim extremists have large parts of the city and various buildings set on fire after a failed invasion of security forces in one of their shelters.

Since that action Tuesday night in Marawi, at least 21 deaths: seven regeringssoldaten, thirteen rebels and a civilian.

According to religious leaders have rebels christian inhabitants taken hostage to use them as human shields. The extremist group Maute swore earlier allegiance to the terrorist group Islamic State.

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Filipino army in the battle with islamic militants on the island of Mindanao

Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has on Mindanao, the state of siege was proclaimed. A legerwoordvoerder said that in Marawi still a few dozens of “local terrorists” resistance.

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