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Fighting in the Philippines: tens victims

Бои на Филиппинах: десятки погибшихIn the Philippines as a result of fighting between the armed forces of the Philippines and the Islamist groups has killed about 100 people.

As a result of fighting between the armed forces of the Philippines and the Islamist groups, which continue from may 24 on the island of Mindanao, has already killed about a hundred people. Among the victims of the confrontation – at least 18 civil, 13 soldiers and four police officers. Such data was published on Sunday, may 28, the Ministry of defense of the Philippines.

“The fighting is in the city of Marawi with a population of 200 thousand inhabitants, which, a few days ago, seized the troops close to the terrorist organization ISIL Islamic grouping “Abu Sayaf”. In many parts of the city, the Islamists povyveshivali ISIS flags. Government troops are trying to clear the city from the Islamists and used them against aircraft. According to the latest military, managed to kill 61 Islamists”, – stated in the message.

Previously, the defense Ministry of the Philippines also said that among the dozens of Islamist militants, who are in the city, there are foreigners. The militants took an unknown number of hostages, some of which they probably executed. Some of the bodies found were civilians with bound hands behind their backs and had gunshot wounds to the head. Among the killed were civilians – three women and one child, the report said the defence Department of the country.

As reported, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte reduced the visit to Russia and imposed martial law on the island of Mindanao, where fighting broke out between security forces and militants groups LIH.

Dozens of armed men from the groups, “Abu Sayaf” and “Mouth”, which Pockels allegiance to the “Islamic state” occupied the hospital, the prison, and burned several houses, among them the Catholic Church.

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