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Thick smoke fills Marawi City amid non-stop air raids

Military air strikes in Maute positions in Marawi City are now relentless.

The bombardment started early morning on Friday.

Before noon, the assaults continue.

Plumes of black smoke fill the sky above Marawi City amid the air raids.

Non-stop mortar firing could be heard as well as gunshots.

The relentless assaults are meant to flush out the Maute group from four barangays.

About 80 Maute terrorists are reportedly still fighting with government troops.

Clashes in Marawi City has claimed 526 lives.

As of this week, 92 government troops have been killed.

This figure includes the two soldiers who were killed by “friendly fire” two days ago.

392 Maute terrorists have died.

45 civilians have been killed while 1,723 trapped residents have been rescued.

Topics: Marawi , Maute , AFP , air strikes , terrorism
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