Death toll of gov’t forces in Marawi rises to 62 | Inquirer News

Death toll of gov’t forces in Marawi rises to 62

By: - Correspondent / @rumelINQ
/ 02:19 PM June 19, 2017

Government troops head to the frontline in the fighting between government forces and Muslim militants in Marawi City. (AP File Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MARAWI CITY – The military has incurred three additional casualties during the past 72 hours, bringing the total government death toll to 62 since the crisis here started on May 23.

Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, the spokesperson of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, said soldiers also killed a total of 257 gunmen as of Monday.


He said ground troops continued to gain more foothold as the fighting entered its 27th day.

Herrera said the military also called in another battalion of soldiers as efforts to flush out the Maute and Abu Sayyaf gunmen continued. JE/rga


News handpicked by our editors

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

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: abu sayyaf, Army, Death Toll, Marawi, Marawi City, Maute, Military, Soldier, Troops
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | 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.