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Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes

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MASS EVACUATION. Residents fleeing Marawi City ride out a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them, some toting livestock and pets

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Thousands of people fled Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, May 24, and headed to nearby Iligan or Cagayan de Oro City to escape the clashes between government troops and the Maute terrorist group. Continue reading Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes