Philippine army vows to save civilians from ISIL-linked fighters

The battle to re-take the southern Philippine city of Marawi from fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has dragged into a ninth day. At least 2,000 residents remain trapped inside the city, cut off from food and supplies by the fighting.

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    The battle to re-take the southern Philippine city of Marawi from fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has dragged into a ninth day.

    So far at least 19 civilians have been killed, along with 21 members of the security forces and 89 Maute fighters.

    At least 2,000 residents remain trapped inside the city, cut off from food and supplies by the fighting.

     

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Marawi city, southern Philippines.


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