Damaged houses and buildings are seen as the government troops continue their assault against the pro-Islamic State militant group during a clearing operation in Marawi city

Damaged houses and buildings are seen as the government troops continue their assault against the pro-Islamic State militant group during a clearing operation in Marawi city

Damaged houses and buildings are seen as the government troops continue their assault against the pro-Islamic State militant group during a clearing operation in Marawi city, southern Philippines, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

October 20, 2017 2:04 PM (UTC+8)