Philippines army says siege almost over
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Philippines says IS-linked militants in Marawi are making 'last stand'

The Philippine army has launched an offensive to flush out the last 40 fighters loyal to so-called Islamic State (IS) from the southern city of Marawi.

The army had previously set a target of October 15 to end the siege in Marawi, but operation has proven more difficult.

The region is a stronghold for the local Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to IS.

  • 15 Oct 2017
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