Maute down to its last 80 men–AFP

The Maute terrorists and their Abu Sayyaf allies are now down to their last 80 fighters in Marawi City but there are still about 800 houses that have yet to be cleared by security forces.


The fighting was in its seventh week, said Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, but there were about 300 civilians still trapped in the war zone.


As of 6 p.m. on July 6, Padilla said security forces had killed 353 terrorists and recovered 426 high-powered firearms. At least 85 soldiers were killed.


“As to the death of some of the Maute brothers, there is indication that one has died but until such time that the grave is loc…

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