Remaining Maute fighters confined in just one building near Lanao Lake


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  • The military has one more building to clear and the war in Marawi is over
  • The remnants of the Maute Group and foreign terrorists are now confined in just one building
  • Romeo Brawner said they are still trying to convince the terrorists to surrender peacefully

The military will try to retake a well-fortified two-storey commercial building in Marawi, where the remnants of the Maute Group and at least five foreign terrorists are holed up, until Sunday midnight, October 22.

Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander of  Joint Task Force Ranao, said the government troops will do everything to finish the firefight today (Sunday).

“We will try today until midnight to finish them all because even at night our operation continues,” the Inquirer quoted Brawner as saying.

Brawner said they are still trying to convince the terrorists, who are hiding in the building’s basement, to surrender peacefully or to release at least the women who stayed to fight it out with their husbands.

“We believe that those who are inside that building have chosen to stay with their husbands. We’re trying to convince them to release at least the women,” he said.

 

This article has been viewed 506 times. Article originally posted: October 22, 2017, 1:41 pm (UTC-0). Last update: October 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm (UTC-0).

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