Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Battle For The Philippine City of Marawi -- News Updates June 13, 2017

Government soldiers are seen onboard military vehicles driving along the main road of Amai Pakpak, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from Maute group who has taken over large parts of the Marawi City, Philippines June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Al Jazeera: Army struggles as Marawi siege enters fourth week

Hundreds of civilians still trapped in Marawi as heavy battles between Philippine forces and ISIL-linked fighters go on.

Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines has entered its fourth week, with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip of ISIL-linked fighters on downtown precincts despite relentless bombing.

Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the urban terrain was hampering the army's progress because the rebels had hunkered down in built-up neighbourhoods, many of them with civilians they had taken as human shields.

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Battle For The Philippine City of Marawi -- News Updates June 13, 2017

Philippines army struggles as city siege enters fourth week -- Reuters
ISIS-Linked Militants Retain Significant Proportion Philippines Town of Marawi After Three-Week Siege -- Newsweek
Marawi conflict: Hundreds held hostage by Islamic militants as US forces join army effort -- ABC News Online
Militants executing civilians trapped in Marawi fighting -- Straits Times
Philippines misses 2nd deadline to remove Islamic militants -- Nikkei Asian Review
Militant Philippine brothers highlight Southeast Asia’s Islamist ‘time bomb’ -- Japan Times/Reuters


Anonymous said...

@wnu what are your views on this :- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4600284/EU-sanctions-Hungary-Poland-Czechs-refugees.html

War News Updates Editor said...

Anon. And they say Trump is a bully.

Aizino Smith said...

""Europe is not only about requesting funds or ensuring security," Avramopoulos said. "Europe is also about sharing difficult moments and challenges and common dramas."'

'Drama' is a weasel word for when a group of pols mess up and blame it on anything but themselves.

Sharing a difficult moment is when Canada, America & Britain nutted up and assaulted Gold, Sword, Juno, Utah & Omaha beaches.

It is not when Herr Merkel say "Come on Down" to 5 billion people like it was the "Price is Right" show.