Crisis in Marawi: fears for 2,000 trapped in Philippine city after IS-linked militants murder civilians for not reciting prayers

Published: 29/05/2017
Crisis in Marawi: fears for 2,000 trapped in Philippine city after IS-linked militants murder civilians for not reciting prayers
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Security forces traded heavy gunfire with Islamist militants inside a southern Philippine city Monday, as fears grew for up to 2,000 people unable to escape a week of fighting that has left women and children among the dead. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law across the southern third of the Philippines shortly after the fighting erupted, warning the gunmen were involved in an effort by

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