A Filipino soldier prepares to launch a mortar from their combat position as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city

A Filipino soldier prepares to launch a mortar from their combat position as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city

A Filipino soldier prepares to launch a mortar from their combat position as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

July 24, 2017 1:58 PM (UTC+8)