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17 hostages rescued from Maute in Marawi — Lorenzana

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17 hostages rescued from Maute in Marawi — Lorenzana

/ 02:19 PM October 04, 2017
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. FILE PHOTO/MALACANANG

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said that 17 more hostages were rescued from the Maute/ISIS Group in Marawi City.

“Yes, it is true that 17 more hostages were rescues in Marawi: 9 males and 8 females,” he said in a text message.

He said the age of the hostages ranged between 18 to 75 years old.

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The defense chief refused to give more details of the rescue, saying it was “confidential” as efforts to rescue those who remained trapped are still ongoing. /je

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