The remaining Maute Group terrorists at the moment are simply pocketed in an space measuring lower than one-square kilometer in Marawi City, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año stated late Monday.
Also, he reported that army models, engaged in the continued clearing operations, have captured 50 extra buildings, together with a really tall one, throughout operations Sunday.
“So we’ll have one final push to really break their line and finally clear the whole area of Marawi, (Maute Group resistance) is confined to less than one-square kilometer. But we cannot neglect or bypass (buildings) as its fatal and dangerous to our soldiers and the trapped civilians,” the AFP chief careworn.
As of seven p.m. Sunday, the variety of troops wounded in the continued battle in Marawi City is now at 852.
This was offset by the variety of lawless components killed which is now positioned at 411, the army added.
Troopers killed in motion was positioned at 97 together with 45 civilians.
The variety of recovered firearms is positioned at 511 whereas civilians rescued from the clutches of the terrorists is pegged at 1,723.
A soldier can be reported missing-in-action as of this posting.
Fighting broke out in Marawi City after authorities troops tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf chief Isnilon Hapilon and ISIS “emir” in Southeast Asia final May 23. (Priam F. Nepomuceno/PNA)