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Death toll among local terrorists in Marawi passes 500 – military

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MARAWI SIEGE. Marawi City is attacked by Islamic State-inspired terrorists belonging to the Maute Group on May 23, 2017. Photo from @RickoDima

The war continues to rage in the city’s commercial district Banggolo and adjacent barangays Raya Madaya and Marinaut

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — The death toll among terrorists fighting in Marawi City breached 500 on Monday, July 31, after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported killing 11 in separate operations during the day. Continue reading Death toll among local terrorists in Marawi passes 500 – military

Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov’t troops clear Marawi

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DEPLOYMENT. Marines are deployed to the frontline from their command post on June 21, 2017, in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Brigadier General Ramiro Manuel Rey, commander of Task Force Ranao, says they are now coordinating with the local government unit leaders for the recovery and rehabilitation plans of Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Jun. 21, 2017) — The provincial government of Lanao del Sur is finalizing plans for tent cities for the possible return of the internally displaced residents of Marawi city once the armed conflict with local terror group Maute is over. Continue reading Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov’t troops clear Marawi

FAST FACTS: Marawi City

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As the clashes ensue, will we still be able to witness the beauty of the Islamic City of Marawi?

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Marawi City is ground zero of the Maute Group’s attack which started Tuesday, May 22. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Marawi City

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

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LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

Mindanao State University’s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Desperate to flee Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, students at the main campus of the Mindanao State University (MSU) were forced to walk up to 32 kilometers to Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, on Wednesday, May 24. Continue reading Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

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

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

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MARAWI ATTACK. Marawi City attacked by suspected ISIS inspired militants belonging to the Maute group on May 23, 2017. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi

The ISIS-inspired Maute group has been active in recent months as it seeks the support of the international terror group

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over Mindanao on Tuesday, May 23, prompted by a raging gun battle between government forces and members of the Maute group in Marawi City. Continue reading FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group

#PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops

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The hashtag #PrayforMarawi tops Twitter’s trending topics in the Philippines as the clash between government forces and the Maute terror group worsened towards evening

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — Heartfelt messages poured out on Twitter in support of the civilians and soldiers in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, as Filipino troops clashed with terror groups on Tuesday, May 23. Continue reading #PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops

Strong early morning earthquake jolts Mindanao

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CRACKED OPEN. A photo taken by Maeshel Halina and shared by Joanne Tagros shows a damaged road in Kalilangan, Bukidnon, after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the area on April 12, 2017. Photo courtesy of Maeshel Halina/Joanne Tagros through Bobby Lagsa

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake caused property damage and power outages in Lanao del Sur, the provincial government says

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Mindanao early Wednesday morning, April 12, with the tremor being felt across the island. Continue reading Strong early morning earthquake jolts Mindanao

Forest fire in Lanao del Sur feared volcano-related

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FOREST FIRE. Smoke rises from a forest fire between Mount Latukan and Mount Piagayungan in barangay Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur on January 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Information Office
The site of the fire has an active volcano, Mount Makaturing

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — Lanao del Sur officials are investigating the cause of the fire that razed the mountain forests of Butig town in the province on Thursday night, January 21, including concerns that it might have been triggered by volcanic activity.

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