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Marawi rebels down to 40- AFP / Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos and Francis T. Wakefield.

By: Geducos, Argyll Cyrus B.
Contributor(s): Wakefield, Francis T.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleManufacturer: Manila : Manila Bulletin, 2017Description: page 1,6.Subject(s): Armed Forces of the Philippines | Marawi rebels down to 40 – AFP | Marawi CityOnline resources: View the Article Scope and content: The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said yesterday that the number of Islamic State-inspired Maute rebels in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur is now down to between 20 and 40. AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla military operations are now concentrated in two of the 96 barangays of the city. “Between 20 to 40 na lang siguro ‘yan (I think it’s just around 30 to 40),” Padilla said. “But their capacity to inflict harm is still there because they still have arms, they still have adequate ammunition, and they still continue to hold hostages,” he said during the Mindanao Hour press briefing Monday. Martial law in Mindanao will remain in effect, he said, adding, “The public must know that the situation in Marawi is not the sole reason President Duterte declared martial law in the entire Mindanao. This rebel group has a structure that is beyond Marawi,” Padilla said. “They have groups in other portions of Lanao, in Maguindanao, in Sulu archipelago, et cetera.” “No. We still have a lot of work to do. We still have a lot of areas to address. And that is why we still need it (martial law),” Padilla said.
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said yesterday that the number of Islamic State-inspired Maute rebels in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur is now down to between 20 and 40.

AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla military operations are now concentrated in two of the 96 barangays of the city.

“Between 20 to 40 na lang siguro ‘yan (I think it’s just around 30 to 40),” Padilla said. “But their capacity to inflict harm is still there because they still have arms, they still have adequate ammunition, and they still continue to hold hostages,” he said during the Mindanao Hour press briefing Monday.

Martial law in Mindanao will remain in effect, he said, adding, “The public must know that the situation in Marawi is not the sole reason President Duterte declared martial law in the entire Mindanao. This rebel group has a structure that is beyond Marawi,” Padilla said. “They have groups in other portions of Lanao, in Maguindanao, in Sulu archipelago, et cetera.”

“No. We still have a lot of work to do. We still have a lot of areas to address. And that is why we still need it (martial law),” Padilla said.

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