- More than 2,000 unexploded bombs and IEDs were recovered in Marawi City
- The main battle area is still off limits to civilians as the area has not yet been totally cleared of booby traps laid by the terrorists
- The recovered bombs and IEDs were disposed of under military-supervised controlled detonation operations
Soldiers who are conducting clearing operations and are working to restore basic services in Marawi City have so far recovered more than 2,000 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bombs that did not explode.
The main battle area in the city is still off limits to civilians as the place has not yet been totally cleared of booby traps left by the terrorists and unexploded bombs that still pose risk of detonation.
According to Philstar, Lt. Col. Emmanuel Garcia, commander of the 4th Civil Relations Group of the Western Mindanao Command, said the recovered IEDs and unexploded bombs were disposed of under military-supervised controlled detonation operations.
A team of technicians dispatched by a telecommunications company to repair a cell tower inside the main battle area that was damaged during the conflict were not permitted to proceed to the area, according to Lt. Col. Garcia.
“They were prevented from going inside as ground forces are still clearing the area of IEDs as well as unexploded munitions,” he said.