Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Close  
  • share this

5 Maute members killed by Marines in Marawi

/ 02:54 PM September 12, 2017

Five members of the ISIS-linked Maute terrorist group were killed in an encounter with the Philippine Marines in Marawi City early Tuesday.

“The heavy firefight, which ensued about 30 minutes, yielded five confirmed killed on the enemy side with four enemy body counts,” a report from the Joint Task Force Marawi said.

ADVERTISEMENT

The firefight happened past 1 a.m. at the main battle area.

Two of the bodies were retrieved while the other two were left on the side due to dangerous circumstances.

FEATURED STORIES

No casualties were reported from the government side.

The Marines also recovered firearms including two high-powered firearms and a night vision goggle.

Government forces had been battling the Maute terrorist group since May 23. /je

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ISIS, Marawi, Marines, Maute, Terrorism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.