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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Fighting continues in Philippine city of Marawi — video

The battle against ISIL-linked militants in the southern city has entered its third month

Rescuers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim of the fighting in Marawi during a mass burial at a public cemetery in the city on July 24, 2017. Ted Aljibe / AFP
Rescuers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim of the fighting in Marawi during a mass burial at a public cemetery in the city on July 24, 2017. Ted Aljibe / AFP

Fighting in the Philippine city of Marawi shows no sign of ending soon as the battle between government forces and ISIL-linked militants there enters its third month.

The military has admitted it underestimated the extremists who swept through the southern city on May 23 and have held parts of it ever since, despite a large ground and air assault by government forces.

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