MARAWI SIEGE DEATH TOLL: 428 TERRORISTS, 105 TROOPERS
Maute Group terrorists killed in the Marawi City fighting, now on its 61st day, stands at 428 as of 2 p.m. Saturday.
The number of military personnel killed in the ongoing efforts to clear the city of remaining Maute Group terrorists is 105, said Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo.
The lawless elements executed 45 civilians while government troopers recovered 526 Maute weapons and rescued 1,723 hostages.
Fighting in Marawi City started last May 23 when goverment troops tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader and ISIS “emir” in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon. (Priam F. Nepomuceno/PNA)