Slain Mautes’ now at 399 as fighting in Marawi reaches 53rd day

MANILA – As fighting in Marawi City reaches its 53rd day, the number of Maute Group terrorists killed in ongoing military operations reached 399 with the number of slain government troops now at 93, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla. said Saturday.

Padilla said 502 firearms so far were recovered from Maute group.

Some 45 civilians were executed by The lawless elements had executed 45 civilians while government troopers rescued 1,713 individuals.

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/