September 9, 2017 12:38 IST

Battle for besieged Philippine city

1 of 5 Marawi City,Philippine city,Islamic State,government forces fight
Government soldiers stand on guard in front of damaged buildings as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines September 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters
2 of 5 Marawi City,Philippine city,Islamic State,government forces fight
A mother with her children takes a break in an evacuation center, after families fled their homes from Marawi City to avoid the fighting between government troops and pro-IS militants group, in Saguiaran town, Lanao del Sur province, southern Philippines September 6, 2017. Credit: Reuters
3 of 5 Marawi City,Philippine city,Islamic State,government forces fight
Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines September 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters
4 of 5 Marawi City,Philippine city,Islamic State,government forces fight
Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 Marawi City,Philippine city,Islamic State,government forces fight
An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge after 100 days of intense fighting between soldiers and insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, southern Philippines August 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters