Filipino soldiers battling ISIS in the streets

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Filipino soldiers battling ISIS in the streets

Post by Jericho941 » Tue May 23, 2017 11:48 pm

A group of heavily-armed militants from a group linked to Isis have reportedly stormed a city in the Philippines and engaged in firefights with the national army.

Residents of Marawi City, in the south of the country, were urged to remain indoors as at least 15 gunmen from a Muslim rebel group called Maute stormed the streets brandishing assault rifles.

The group, which is also known as the Islamic State of Lanao, have reportedly received support from Isis.

Troops and a special police force were deployed to the city after residents in a nearby village raised the alarm and appealed for help.

President Rodrigo Duterte then declared martial law and a state of emergency in the province of Mindano. General Eduardo Ano, the military chief of staff, said at least one police officer was killed and eight soldiers were wounded in the fighting.
Social media's buzzing. The action in the Philippines is taking a backseat to the Manchester bomb at the moment but from the sound of it, there may well have been more than fifteen douchebags on the loose. Curiously, martial law was declared after authorities stated the situation was under control.

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