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…
Keep on reading: Maute down to its last 80 men–AFP
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