LOOK: 400 Miyembro Ng PH Marines, Idineploy Sa Mindanao - Daily Buzz PH

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

LOOK: 400 Miyembro Ng PH Marines, Idineploy Sa Mindanao

A total of four hundred troops from the Philippine Maritime battalion headed for Marawi City before dawn Thursday for your mop-up procedure to crush ISIS-inspired Maute jihadists nonetheless holding three of the city's barangays.

Tremendous Radyo dzBB reported Thursday early morning that four hundred Marines from the seventh Philippine Marine Battalion, who've just completed a retraining course, left Villamor Air Foundation at about 3 a.m.

In Marawi City in the meantime, dzBB's Benjie Liwanag noted that additional military assets, such as tanks and twenty armored staff carriers, have started rolling into the city's Mapandi business district, where Maute jihadists' have been constricted following more than per week of relentless military offensives.

Liwanag said that Mapandi, with its high buildings and strategic location, has been used by Maute fighters as being a last stronghold specifically for sniping operations.
Citing army estimates, Liwanag stated the quantity of Maute fighters continues to be cut down to 30 as of Wednesday.

Armed confrontations continue to escalate as security forces pressed harder and tougher against enemy positions inside a mopping-up operation to free Marawi City by Friday-the military's self-imposed deadline.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr. said previously that only ten percent of Marawi City has remained under the control of the terrorists, which the army is employing "judicious use of force against the enemy."

Earlier, AFP chief of staff Common Eduardo Año vowed to finish the disaster by Friday, June 2.
ISIS-inspired Maute Team laid siege to Marawi City, the provincial capital of Lanao del Sur, final May 23.

Jihadist fighters burned establishments and took civilians hostage within the initial times of the attacks, which prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to put the whole Mindanao below martial law.

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