The Philippines military is committing air strikes, trying to regain full control over Marawi city on the southern island of Mindanao, who last week was captured by Iranian militants. More than a hundred people died and 70 thousand people left the city because the city entered fighters from the Islamic fighting group of Mouth and collided with the military and the police.
"Precision airstrikes reasonably used to prevent collateral damage and are used for specific purposes of resistance to protect our troops and expedite the clearance of the city from the terrorist groups that continue to resist," - said on Tuesday military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.
Mota fighters burned churches and other buildings when they entered the city, placing the flag of the so-called Islamic state, which they promised loyalty in the past year. Philippines is predominantly a Catholic country, but in Mindanao, there is a significant Muslim population. According to reports, the soldiers of the Mouth, increased terrorist leader Isnilon of Chaperone designated ISIS as the Emir of the group in South-East Asia.
Last weekend, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte suggested that it will be opened in order to appeal to nationalist rebel groups have recently signed peace agreements with the government as reinforcements in the fight against ISIS. In a message to members of the Islamic liberation Front Moro (MILF) and the national liberation Front Moro, Duterte said, "If the military law is preserved, and you want to help us to fight for the Republic ... I will use you as soldiers, with the same salary, privileges, and I will build for you a home."
Duterte declared martial law throughout the island of Mindanao after the crisis began last week. The Constitution allows for a 60-day Declaration of martial law with any extension approved by the legislature.
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