– The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte declared the full liberation of Marawi city from militants associated with the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), said on Tuesday CNN.
“I announce the liberation of Marawi,” said Duterte.
On Monday, the Ministry of defense of the Philippines reported on the elimination in Marawi leader of the cell of the terrorist group ISIS in Southeast Asia Isnilon Hpilo. The dismantling of Omar the Mouth – founder of radical Islamic group “Mouth”.
Marawi in may of this year took control of the Philippine group, who pledged allegiance to ISIS. In the battles for the liberation of the city, according to the authorities, was destroyed 822 of the militants, killing 162 government soldiers and 47 civilians.