April 20, 2018 18:07 IST

Battle against Islamic State: Residents returns to Marawi first time since May 2017

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A woman stands at her ruined house, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Residents retrieve a sofa after they were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Residents retrieve their belongings, after they were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Residents retrieve their belongings, after they were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines. Credit: Reuters
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A woman is seen outside the ruins of her family's house, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Residents walk through the ruins of their houses, after they were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A woman looks outside her house, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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The bullet-riddled domes of Grand Mosque are seen, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A woman retrieves her belongings, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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A man sits near a a graffiti, after residents were allowed to return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began on May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines April 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters