Civilians flee as military, Dawlah Islamiyah-inspired group clash anew in Lanao del Sur

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 15 2019 12:23 AM | Updated as of Mar 15 2019 02:29 AM

Villagers in Tubaran town in Lanao del Sur fled from their houses as the military and members of a Dawlah Islamiyah-inspired group clashed anew Thursday.

Tong Pacasum, PDRRMO Lanao del Sur

Clashes between the military and Dawlah Islamiyah have been ongoing in nearby Pagayawan town for the past four days.

According to the military, remaining members of the group hid in Pagayawan after clashing with government troops in January.

Dawlah Islamiyah is headed by Abu Dar, the remaining leader of the Maute group.