Terrorists dead in 51st day of fighting now at 389


MANILA,Philippines — As fighting between Maute Group terrorists and military reached its 51st day, an estimated 389 lawless elements were reported killed in the ongoing clearing operations along with 90 government troops.

This was bared by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a statement Wednesday.

He added that this information is as of 6 p.m. of July 11.

Also, number of civilians executed by the Maute Group terrorists remained at 39 while number of rescued individuals are placed at 1,723.

Arevalo said number of weapons recovered has been placed at 494.

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