October 20, 2017 11:11 IST

Battle for besieged Philippine city

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Teargas is fired by government troops as they continue their assault against the pro-Islamic State militant group during a clearing operation. Credit: Reuters
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Soldiers walk past a damaged house after government troops cleared the area. Credit: Reuters
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Soldiers on a military truck drive past damaged houses and buildings. Credit: Reuters
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Soldier stand on guard in front of a door with "I love ISIS" graffiti after government troops cleared the area. Credit: Reuters
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Local government workers start clearing the area. Credit: Reuters