Government forces of Philippine rescue all IS hostages| MENAFN.COM

Thursday, 18 August 2022 07:29 GMT

Government forces of Philippine rescue all IS hostages


(MENAFN) According to a military commander the government forces in Philippine have freed all prisoners that IS militants have captured.

Col. Romeo Brawner said: "We believe that there are no more remaining hostages, the latest number of hostages that we rescued was 20. That is the last (batch of hostages) that we rescue."

He added: "Today there is still firefight going on inside the main battle area. But the Maute-ISIS is now occupying only one building. So, there's just one building left for the government forces to clear."

Five days ago, Duterte said forces have set Marawi city free from IS militants, but clashes continue as forces take out the rest of the rebels and save the rest of the hostages.

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