Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, is joined by other government and military officials as they visit troops in Marawi, southern Philippines on Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Daesh (ISIS) militants Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.Speaking to soldiers a day after the killing of two leaders of the rebel alliance, Duterte said the fight was over and it was time to heal the wounded and rebuild the city of 200,000 people on the island of Mindanao. Padilla said Malaysian operative Mahmud Ahmad had been in Marawi City since the start of the fight and the military believed he was still there.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE