Troops employ air assets in Marawi Print
Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:48

Government troops have started employing air assets and conducting air strikes to flush out terrorists in Marawi city.

“As fighting continues in Marawi, our units are constrained to launch airstrikes to identified specific targets occupied by the Maute/ ISIS terrorist group,” a statement from the Western Mindanao Command said.

The Westmincom report also said that establishments in the area remain nonoperational and government services continue to be unavailable.

Thousands continue to flee to neighboring Iligan city to seek shelter from the ongoing conflict.

Encounters continue even as the Muslim community observes the first day of the holy month of Ramadhan yesterday.

The Western Mindanao Command issued an apology to all affected families in the area.  (LAJ)