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Five months of war

Ferdinandh Cabrera, AFP

Posted at Oct 16 2017 12:19 PM

Five months of war

Smoke billows from destroyed buildings after government troops fired mortars at the position of Maute rebels in Marawi on Sunday. Philippine troops on October 15 bombed militants loyal to the Islamic State group who have held out for over four months in a southern city. The military said the conflict would be over "very soon".