About 10 Members Of Maute Reinforcement Allegedly Snuck In Marawi To Assist Comrades
About 10 members of Maute reinforcement allegedly snuck into Marawi City to assist their remaining comrades fighting the government troops.
Marawi City has been attacked by the Maute Terror Group last May 23, 2017, after the government forces have raided the hideout of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon. The extended gun battle in the beleaguered city prompted its residents to flee fearing for their lives.
The sporadic firefight between the military soldiers and extremists have prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law throughout the entire region of Mindanao to handle the situation and prevent the members of Maute Group from escaping.
Recently, there are some reports that about 10 members of the Islamic State have sneakily entered the besieged city of Marawi to reinforce the remaining members of the Maute Terror Group fighting the government forces.
The Maute reinforcement was allegedly entered Marawi City via Lanao Lake after taking advantage of the heavy rains at nigh time.
However, the military did not confirm nor denied the reports that the enemy reinforcement has entered the battle zone, but they are ready for any possibility. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of Joint Task Force Marawi explained that it is really possible to happen so they decided to assign militaries in Lanao Lake area.
“It is really possible to happen, kaya nga po naglagay tayo ng forces diyan sa area na iyan. Mayroon tayong Joint Task Group Lawa, composed of the PNP (Philippine National Police) and Special Forces, na nagco-conduct ng patrols, maritime patrols 24/7,” said by Petinglay quoted by ABS-CBN.
Earlier, the military said that the conflict zone in Marawi City was confined to 1 sq. kilometer and between 50 to 70 members only remained the area. About 552 terrorists and 128 soldiers have already died in Marawi clash.
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