Government soldiers stand guard while manning their checkpoint along main street of Marawi city, after government troops' continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the city, in Marawi City

Government soldiers stand guard while manning their checkpoint along main street of Marawi city, after government troops’ continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the city, in Marawi City

Government soldiers guard checkpoints on the main street of Marawi city in a conflict with insurgents from the so-called Maute group in the Philippines, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

May 27, 2017 11:26 AM (UTC+8)