A terror group emerges in the Philippines

Before its siege of Marawi city, the Islamic State-affiliated Maute Group had long been overlooked by security forces as insignificant guns-for-hire

Mindanao, May 26, 2017 3:42 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine soldiers guarding members of the extremist Maute Group aboard a military vehicle in Marawi City in the southern island of Mindanao, a day after they were arrested at a military checkpoint and who were later on August 27, 2016 freed by their comrades in a daring jailbreak. Photo: AFP/Richele Umel
Philippine soldiers guarding members of the extremist Maute Group aboard a military vehicle in Marawi City in the southern island of Mindanao, a day after they were arrested at a military checkpoint and who were later on August 27, 2016 freed by their comrades in a daring jailbreak. Photo: AFP/Richele Umel
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