A government soldier stands on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City

A government soldier stands on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City

A government soldier stands on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses as troops continue their clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines September 4, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco

September 8, 2017 11:54 AM (UTC+8)