- The military sets a new deadline to end the war in Marawi City
- Gen. Carlito Galvez said the crisis would not last another month
- Additional troops will be sent to the city to augment the soldiers battling the remaining terrorists
The crisis in Marawi City won’t last another month, says a military official who claimed the city will be liberated within days.
As per the Inquirer, Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, head of the Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said the city would be liberated in “10 days or two weeks.”
“It won’t take a month anymore, it will take days only or weeks, we just cannot specify whether it will be finished in 10 days or maybe two weeks. That’s our timeline,” Galvez said.
Additional troops will be sent to the besieged city to augment the soldiers battling the Maute Group in the main battle area in the city.
“We have more forces coming in. We have identified some gaps. We are making sure that those gaps, especially in the lake (Lanao Lake) will be patched up,” Galvez said in a press briefing.