MANILA — As fighting in Marawi City enters its ninth week, the number of Maute terrorists killed has reached 405 while government troops sustained 95 casualties.
These figures are as of Saturday, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said.
Civilians confirmed to be executed by the terrorists are still at 45 with recovered high-powered enemy weaponry at 503.
Civilians rescued from the clutches of the Maute Group are still at 1,723, Arevalo revealed on Sunday.
Fighting broke out in Marawi City after government troops tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and ISIS “emir” in Southeast Asia last May 23. Priam Nepomuceno/PNA-northboundasia.com