LOOK: 11 Marawi victims get mass burial

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 15 2017 11:30 AM

Eleven civilian fatalities in the battle for Marawi were laid to rest in Iligan Thursday.

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Eleven civilian fatalities in the battle for Marawi were laid to rest in Iligan Thursday.

Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News

Eleven civilian fatalities in the battle for Marawi were laid to rest in Iligan Thursday.

Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

ILIGAN - Eleven of 21 civilians killed in the terror rampage in Marawi were laid to rest at a mass grave here Thursday.

Among the fatalities were children below 10 years old, whose remains were already decomposing when they were delivered to a funeral parlor in Iligan.

Danilo Capin, the funeral director, said some people with missing relatives in Marawi viewed the bodies.

The victims however were already unrecognizable and their caskets were only marked as male or female.

They were buried in the grave prepared by the city government at the Barangay Dalipuga Public Cemetery after a Christian interment service.

The battle for Marawi marked its 24th day on Thursday with no sign that it would end any time soon.

"There will be no more deadlines," said Armed Forces spokesperson Restituo Padilla, referring to a promise by the military to clear the city by June 12, the country's independence day.

"It may take some time," he added.

About 100 militants are in the besieged area, the military has said. There are also an estimated 300 to 600 civilians trapped or being held hostage in the city.