Philippines: Scenes from Marawi as Fighting Enters Third Week

BenarNews staff
2017.06.06
Marawi, Philippines
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Buildings burn in downtown Marawi city after Abu Sayyaf and Maute gang militants set fire to them, June 5, 2017. (Richel V. Umel/BenarNews)

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front members join government rescuers as part of a Joint Coordinating, Monitoring and Assistance Center (JCMAC) team helping civilians trapped in the Banggolo district of Marawi city, June 6, 2017. (Handout/JCMAC team)

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Bombs, gunfights and fires have taken their toll on this section of Marawi city, June 4, 2017. (Courtesy Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

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Philippine soldiers prepare for battle against insurgents in Marawi city, June 6, 2017. (Richel V. Umel/BenarNews)

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A rescuer helps a woman flee from Banggolo district of Marawi city as another man carries belongings, June 6, 2017. (Handout/JCMAC team)

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Chickens survived the fighting in Marawi city, June 6, 2017. (Handout/JCMAC team)

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A military helicopter flies over Marawi city during a mission to extract wounded and dead soldiers as fighting went on in the predominantly Muslim southern Philippine city, June 6, 2017. (Mark Navales/BenarNews)

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