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Philippines, neighbors to jointly fight militants amid siege

Smoke billows after aerial bombings by the Philippine airforce on a militants position in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on June 22, 2017, as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants entered its fourth week. The fighting began on May 23 when hundreds of militants rampaged through Marawi, the most important Muslim city in the mainly Catholic Philippines, waving the black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group. / AFP / TED ALJIBE

 

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