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Philippines says taking fire from women, children in Marawi battle

A government soldier stands on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 05, 2017, on page 11.

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