Politics | Philippine city under siege after attack claimed by Islamic State

Philippine city under siege after attack claimed by Islamic State

ISIS says it is responsible for taking hostages, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners in Muslim-dominated Marawi in the south

May 25, 2017 8:55 AM (UTC+8)
Government troops stand on guard during a checkpoint along a main highway in Pantar town, Lanao del Norte, after residents started to evacuate their hometown of Marawi city, southern Philippines May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Government troops stand on guard during a checkpoint along a main highway in Pantar town, Lanao del Norte, after residents started to evacuate their hometown of Marawi city, southern Philippines May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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