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4 ASG men surrender

Four Abu Sayyaf members said to be identified under the slain Alhabsy Misaya surrendered and laid down their arms in Sulu over the weekend.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Friday disclosed a major victory in its quest to retake Marawi City, after troops recaptures a strategic bridge from terrorists Thursday.

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday said that government troops continue to gain more ground in its quest to clear Marawi City of Daesh-inspired Maute terrorists after 38 more buildings were cleared in Day 83 of the operations.

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The Philippine military says the decapitated bodies of two Vietnamese crewmen abducted last year by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits have been found on the southern island of Basilan in a gruesome end to the sailors’ ordeal.

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Government troops successfully took control of another stronghold of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Group in the Main Battle Area (MBA) inside Marawi City on Monday.

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The Armed Forces yesterday said fighting in Marawi is now confined in Bangolo, the city’s business district.
AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said government troops are gaining headway in their efforts to clear the city of Maute Group terrorists.

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