CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The death toll of the Marawi siege has reached the one thousand mark after 142 days of fighting.
According to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson MGen Restituto Padilla, the Daesh-inspired Maute Terror group has incurred 802 casualties, 160 government forces gave the ultimate sacrifice, while 47 civilians were killed.
Gen Padilla added that there is an estimated 40 terrorist left in the main battle area, located in a hectare area, while 42 civilians are still being held hostaged.
Latest report from the ground indicates that the military still has 150 buildings / infrastructure to clear of terrorist and improvised explosive devices before the end of the week before fully declaring the city as liberated. AES/ALS