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Marawi battle zone: Urban warfare challenges PH military

the battle zone in marawi
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It’s a lot like the siege of Zamboanga City in September 2013 – but much worse

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — Block by block. House by house. Floor by floor.

The battle-tested Philippine Marines maneuvered their way past Mapandi bridge in Barangay Lilod Madaya on June 9, 2017 – clearing one house and building after another until the ground suddenly shook. Molotov cocktails flew in their direction, setting troop positions on fire. Continue reading Marawi battle zone: Urban warfare challenges PH military