Palace releases Duterte report on martial law in Mindanao

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Posted at May 27 2017 05:30 AM

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Malacañang on Friday released a copy of President Rodrigo Duterte's report on his martial law declaration in southern Philippines.

The same report was submitted to both houses of congress on Thursday night.

The seven page-report detailed the bases for the president's declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

It also revealed the Maute group's plans to establish an Islamic state in the entire region with Marawi City as its capital.

The report gave a background on how the conflict started with a military operation against senior Abu Sayaff leader Isnilon Hapilon and siblings Abdullah and Omarkhayam Maute.

The report also said the Maute group has now infiltrated 75% of Marawi, with a plan to target Christian communities while trying to recruit Muslim youth.

- The World Tonight, ANC, May 26, 2017