The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expects to regain full control of Butig town in Lanao del Sur from Maute local terrorist group very soon.
The military says, it has recovered about 60 percent of the municipality, including a Madrasah (Muslim school).
The Army’s 103rd
Infantry Batallion aims to take back Barangay Poblacion within Wednesday.
The AFP estimates, about 40 members of Maute group may have been killed since government troops began its operations last Friday.
It says, the terrorists have planted improvised explosive devices in the areas of battle.