Philippines: Civilians trapped in Marawi as battle against ISIL-linked fighters intensifies

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Philippines: Civilians trapped in Marawi as battle against ISIL-linked fighters intensifies

Security has been tightened since martial law was imposed across Mindanao region a few days ago.

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered troops to crush rebels across the southern Philippines.

Sixty one fighters, 15 security forces and nine civilians have been killed in the violence, while tens of thousands of people have been displaced.

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